“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” — Martin Luther King Jr., African American Baptist minister and civil rights activist (1929-1968)

You might gloss over this quote, thinking it’s just a glib statement with no substance. But when you consider the man who said it, you might like to reconsider.

Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t set out to do great things. He knew that in himself, he couldn’t. But he paid close attention to the small things, and did them in a great way. He did them with all his heart, he did them with passion and compassion, and he was diligent and faithful. He did what he said, and said what he did. 

And what did he achieve by his many, many small things? He changed the face of America. He upheld civil rights for his county. He was the youngest man to have received the Nobel peace prize, in 1964, for his “small things.”

We might not be able to do great things. But what can we achieve in our lives if we decide to do small things in a great way? May you do the small things in great ways today, and forevermore. God Bless You, and we hope to see you soon.

Coming soon – #ThursdayThought booklet, with a collection of quotes.