he should sweep streets
even as a Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed
music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so
well that all the hosts of heaven
and earth will pause to
say, 'Here lived a great
street sweeper who did his
-- Martin Luther King,
The quote above attributed to Martin Luther King
Jr. has stuck with me for many years. It is a powerful reminder to me to focus
on what can be done, rather than what is not being done. It causes me to focus
on the positive instead of the negative; to focus on making a difference in
myself first and others will notice. It causes me to stop complaining about the
help I don't have or how little I get paid, or how much I would rather be
somewhere else. It does all of that because it empowers me to be in complete and
total control of what I do regardless of what anyone or everyone else does.
With this control accepted and a job well done as a
result, I see the world different than before. It is most certainly a better
world, more alive and more perfect than I had ever seen.
It's An Eye Opener! I Create My Own World.
Spread Some Joy Today--As you accept that you can do this, you realize how
much of a difference you can make in another's life.