Little by Little

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A famous naturalist in California began cutting down trees to construct a log house. A neighbor who knew his purpose and also his age asked him, “Isn’t that too large an undertaking for one person who is no longer young?”

“It would be,” replied the elderly man, “if I looked beyond the chopping of the trees and sawing of the logs and pictured myself laying the foundation and erecting the walls and putting on the roof. Carrying the load all at once would exhaust me. But it isn’t much of a job to cut down this little tree, and that’s all I have to do right now.”

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