Sunday, May 22, 2011


“If a man is called to be street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as 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 job well”


On the first day, as President Abraham Lincoln entered to give his inaugural address, just in the middle, one man stood up. He was a rich aristocrat. He said: - “Mr. Lincoln, you should not forget that your father used to make shoes for my father". And the whole Senate laughed; they thought they had made a fool of Abraham Lincoln.

But Lincoln - and that type of people are made of a totally different mettle, Lincoln looked at the man and said, " Sir, I know that my father used to make shoes in your house for your family, and there will be many others here....because the way he made shoes; nobody else can. He was a creator. His shoes were not just shoes; he poured his whole soul in it. I want to ask you, have you any complaint? Because I know how to make shoes myself; if you have complaint I can make another pair of shoes. But as far as I know, nobody has ever complained about my father's shoes. He was a genius, a great creator and I am proud of my father”

The whole Senate was dumb. They could not understand what kind of man Abraham Lincoln was. He had made shoe making an art, creativity. And he was proud because his father did his job so well that not even a single complaint had ever been heard.

It does not matter what you do. What matters is how you do it - of our own accord, with your own vision, with your own love. Then what ever you touch becomes gold.

- Anonymous
Sat, May 14, 2011 at 10:36 AM

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