Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Take the First Step in Faith

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!


  1. One of my great hopes for kids is that we can make it easier for them to take those first steps in faith, something that's so hard to learn to do as an adult. Love that you shared with us, and will share with them!

  2. Great quote! I'm going to share this with my students, too. Quotes are so uplifting. I had a teaching in HS that posted a daily quote. I still have one memorized. "Happiness is not having everything you want, but wanting everything you have." Still love it.
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  3. Such a great quote. It's always difficult to take that first step, but it can lead to so much. Hoping you will share what your students think about this quote.

  4. Great quote! I needed that today! Thank you!

  5. It is a great quote. Perhaps add the visual of a spiral staircase where you can't simply look up and see where you are going. The concrete example would really help some of my students begin to grasp the meaning of it.

  6. Thanks for sharing. I think this is a quote that all can relate to. And I like adding the visual.