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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happiness and honour




'How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.' 
~ George Washington Carver.

George Washington Carver was a black man born into slavery and kidnapped as a baby ... he fought hard to get an education and eventually became an American scientist, botanist, educator and inventor ... his tombstone reads 'he found happiness and honour in being helpful to the world.' .... a truly remarkable life!!

Carver viewed his faith as a means of destroying both barriers of racial disharmony and social stratification. He responded to critics with this: "When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." ... WOW!!

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Nicole Watson said...

'do the common things in life in an uncommon way'

I love this. Just like being a follower of Christ-love when they hate, give when they take, share from your lack, etc. Beautiful, thank you for sharing.

Tracy said...

Wow - such profound words and a huge challenge - to do common things in an uncommon way - awesome
God bless
Tracy

Denise said...

He was (is) such an inspiration and has left such a significant impact on many! I also love his quote: “Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth."

Inspiring post! :)
Blessings and hugs,
Denise

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Powerful post & beautiful capture!

MarieHarmony said...

Very powerful, still hard to practice, but improvement is possible. Have a great day!

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