Monday, September 7, 2009

Quote of the Week 2--Keller

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. --Helen Keller

I know, I already posted a quote of the week, but after thinking about it, I am embarrassed to have posted that particular one as my very first Quote of the Week. Mostly for the reason that it is a bit obsolete, and needed some commentary to bring it into today's world. You can go to the Quotes page to read the collection of all the weekly (or however often!) quotes--I hope it works.

So I am posting this Bonus Quote. And this is a picture of Helen Keller, from Wikipedia.


Pom Pom said...

Yes, small tasks . . . I like this.

Jeannette said...

hmmm...well whether or not one likes small tasks, is very often true and the call of the day...

Attitude toward what we must do can always use some adjustment in my old mind. On the back of a
Country Magazine where they print old adages as 'pearls of wisdom' I remember reading:"If you want to, then you won't 'have to'."

But of course the clearest form is found in Scripture where we are bid: " And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily. as unto the Lord, and not unto men." Colossians3:23

Thank you, Gretchen for the lofty things you unearth, the beauties you share and the conversations you carry.

The Beauty of the Lord said...

Oh, I like this.... ALOT!

The wonderful thing we know as Belivers is that those "small tasks" ARE great and noble when God has called us to them and we do them for His glory.

Such a good reminder, especially as school and all of its demands approaches!

P.S. I found you from Plain Ole Vanilla

Gumbo Lily said...

I like this quote very much. It reminds me of a "naughty quote" that's on my freezer downstairs. It says: I could accomplish Big Things if I weren't so busy doing little things." I like Helen's quote much better.


DebD said...

such a lovely quote... especially helpful to this mommy.

(found you via recommendation on another blog).

MKM said...

Also a very relevant quote to this time in my life! ...or perhaps it is always relevant :)