Daily Inspiration 10-27-12 Spread Some Joy Today > Uncategorized > Daily Inspiration 10-27-12 Posted on October 27, 2012May 10, 2020 by Terry Minion “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, 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 job well.'” — Martin Luther King, Jr 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. Seriously. 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.