Doing Little Things Well

[Written Especially for Young People]

A child was once taught to do well whatever she attempted, and to finish her task. Often the tasks were quite simple—the ironing of a handkerchief, or some such simple thing. She was often told that duties which are well done may give much joy to many people. The little girl found that this simple rule was helpful, no matter what might be at hand to do. While she did not realize it until later, she had been taught one of the lessons which we all must learn, namely, that progress begins in doing little things well and happily.

During her years in school the same zeal for doing all things well helped her not only to excel in her classes, but to do her best for the joy of doing well. This experience led her farther.

April 8, 1939

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