I made it to the gym today. No small feat after the day I had but perhaps it was because of the day I had, that I felt a workout would be good for my mind and body.
On the way home I was listening to talk radio (my favorite) and someone mentioned a quote of the day.
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
These words were spoken by Martin Luther King Jr. I smiled to myself because I'm in the middle of a biography unit with my students and I have introduced them to some pretty wonderful people, including Dr. King.
Today we were talking about how these people we're studying affect us personally. It's not so easy for young kids to understand and appreciate how activists and other important people had an impact on their own lives. I've been impressed with some pretty deep thinking on their part, though.
I love this quote and can't wait to share it with my kids. I'll enjoy the conversation I'm anticipating we will have about what it means, what it meant to him, and what it means to us today.
Take the first step in faith. What a great lesson for us all!