Most of you know that I'm a fan of Flylady and her principles have helped me get organized. She has a quote from Martin Luther King that she uses frequently to remind us that we have to take the first step.
"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." Martin Luther King
I like that quote not only in getting motivated for organizing, but in anything I do. When things seem insurmountable and the tasks before me are too hard, I think about this quote and I know I can take it one step at a time.
One thing that always interested me, though, was the idea of whether you were going up the staircase or taking a step down the staircase. For me, it doesn't matter. Both ways can be scary and it does take faith and courage sometimes to pick up your foot and take that step into the unknown.
I am grateful for men like Martin Luther King who were an example of taking that first step, even though the endeavor was hard and the outcome unknown.
And you know what else I like about the staircase idea? A lot of times there are other people on that staircase willing to reach back and give you a hand.
So, today I am grateful for courage, people of conviction, and friends that lift me. Thank you.