And in the putting back together again, I started feeling all "woe is me," my internal dialogue filled with a string of complaints involving busy/tired/overwhelmed.
Then Millie and I did her homework. A packet about Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of today. And mid-way through our reading of some of his most poignant quotes, I started to feel like, well, a massive winer.
Here are the three that really pushed me over the edge:
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
Thank you Dr. King...for so many things, but, this weekend, for perspective.