Saturday, May 05, 2007

Saturday Saying

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker."
- Helen Keller

When I found this quote I automatically loved it. I think so many of us wish we could do something great to make a big impact in the world: cure cancer, build a time machine, create peace, etc. But what we need to realize is that without the small accomplishments, there would be no big accomplishments. I make a difference to the world by being a good mother to my children, a good friend to those around me, and a part of life in general. If there were no mothers taking care of their children, being there to love and teach them, life would cease to happen. Every job is important in the big picture. If there was nobody willing to collect the trash, then garbage would pile up, disease would spread, and life would be miserable for everyone. It's important to remember the quote "To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world." I doubt I'll ever accomplish anything that will be written down in history books, but to my children I am they're hero and the person they look to for support, love, and encouragement.

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