The Quotidian, August 24, 2010 ~ Service

“Service is the rent we pay for living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.” ~ Marian Wright Edelman (born June 6, 1939)

Edelman is an American activist and author. She was involved in the Civil Rights Movement and helped organize the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968. Edelman is founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (1973), an organization advocating for children – especially poor, disabled, and minority children.

Here is the link to Children’s Defense Fund:

Please visit the website and support the work of CDF!

[Source: Quotation from The Laughing Teacher website, accessed August 23, 2010. Thanks to my friend Karen P., who provided me with the link to the website. Biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed August 23, 2010].

Link to The Laughing Teacher:

Please visit the website for more inspirational quotes on teaching and on service!

Now, a question for all of us to ask:

How may I be of service today?

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to The Quotidian, August 24, 2010 ~ Service

  1. One more quote for my ‘Andy quotes’ wall!
    Very thought-provoking.

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