Nothing is small or petty in this life…

The Last Load, 1966, by Dale Nichols (Thank you Mme Scherzo)

“No man can be happy, efficient, creative at his work when he is unhappy with his situation and lives for another day.  All of us are too prone to postpone our living until some nebulous time when “our ship will come in.”  Nothing is so apt to inject dissatisfaction into our lives as this wasteful attitude toward the most perishable of all things we know – time.  Today, this very day, is the most important time of all, for what we do today determines what we will be tomorrow.   Therefore turn all your attention to your labors of the moment, absorb yourself, take your satisfactions from each thing you do, however humble in your mind.  Nothing is small or petty in this life.  The massive door of a vault swings on the apex of a tiny jewel, and men have become great through learning how to do well the lowliest of jobs.

- U.S. Anderson, Three Magic Words
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  1. hear hear!

  2. Fantastic quote! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Reblogged this on MyDestiny2011 and commented:
    Thank you.

  4. So true! See & know so many people who think their lives will change by waiting. And on the flip side have see people take charge and are different people.
    Posted blog on Facebook.

  5. Excellent philosophy.

  6. Absolutely right!

  7. Meaning of life? “Finished eating? Wash your bowls!” From a Buddhist story.

  8. I couldn’t have said it better myself!

  9. Reblogged this on edemaffram.

  10. A great message for today. Thanks

  11. This painting, The Last Load, absolutely sings to my farm girl heart about doing the lowly things, the little things, extremely well!

  12. True words of wisdom!

  13. Very inspirational!!


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