“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”
-Edward Everett Hale
Laying bricks isn’t the most exciting work in the world. It’s tough work, and it requires time and skill. Sometimes it’s plain boring one brick after another, measure, place the brick, add the cement, and scrape off the surplus. It’s a continual process. But seeing the beautiful house or majestic cathedral as a finished product makes it all worthwhile.
Everyday life is a lot like laying bricks one chore after another, routine. Hear the alarm clock. Try to wake up. Shower. Brush your teeth. Comb your hair. Choose your wardrobe. Go to the same school. Go to the same job. Do the same thing all day. Come home. Get enough rest to do the same thing tomorrow. The routine things may be the toughest.
Turning really routine stuff into really cool stuff begins in your mind with thoughts like these: “I’m alive!” “I can make an impact on the world today!” “I can change someone’s life with a word or an action!”
Are you bricklaying? Find meaning in the bricks. You’re building a cathedral that will stand forever.