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Monday, November 23, 2009

A Great Quote

I recently heard the neatest quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. He was speaking to a group of high-school students six months before he was assasinated. I think it echoes something I've been thinking about lately.

"If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streest like Beethoven composed music. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, 'Here lived a street sweeper who swept their job well!'"
I've been contemplating the different ways I sweep my street. Do I do it well? Is it enough? Is this one little thing honestly going to impact my future?
Yes.
No matter what my life turns out to be, I will know that my street will be swept well.

1 comment:

Relyn said...

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.

I can't tell you how many times I quote that scripture. To Sloane, to myself, to my students. Oh, yes. If your hand finds streets to sweep, sweep them with all your might. I love this post!