Today is a day that resonates with so many of us in so many different ways. It's a reminder to continue our work as intentional anti-racists in the work that we do. We remember the work and words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And how his life was cut short by those who disagreed with his message of equality. It's also a reminder of the words he addressed to the students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadephia just six months prior to his assassination. Those words, in part:
And when you discover what you will be in your life, set out to do it as if God Almighty called you at this particular moment in history to do it. don’t just set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living, the dead or the unborn couldn’t do it any better.
If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets like Leontyne Price sings before the Metropolitan Opera. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well. If you can’t be a pine at the top of the hill, be a shrub in the valley. Be be the best little shrub on the side of the hill.
Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.
So... what are you called to be? How can I help you? My calling is as YOUR coach. Your warrior. Email me today to realize this dream of yours as we continue to work toward this dream of Dr. King's.