Servant’s Servant

World-Class Clean: All Day, Every Day
World-Class Clean: All Day, Every Day

Who serves mankind as much as our trash collectors and cleaners?

To have a servant’s willingness to help others is among the noblest of qualities.

Don’t believe it. Leave your job and become a garbage collector, or a full-time toilet cleaner.

My guess is, you don’t have the guts. But if you did, consider what Martin Luther King said:

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo 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.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. But in viewing your picture, I ask, why would anyone leave a bathroom looking like that? I know it happens… the picture is proof. But still why would anyone not pick up their mess and then wipe the water around the sink, just because it is there.

    If we all chipped in… wouldn’t it be a better place?

    Off to my street sweeping job…

  2. Patty, your question is a common one. Why? Not wise enough to have that answer.

    I cleaned it up myself. No one saw. No one knew, until this very moment. The photo is over a year old.

    Of the 2,401 words in President Obama’s acceptance speech, the nine that resonated with me were, “We can. We Will. If we all work together”.

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