I studied the attention to detail and quality of the stitch work and wondered how it could possibly have been made at a profit. It had obviously taken a long time to make, yet sold for so little.
But then I asked myself why I had presumed it had been made just for the money. Perhaps the crafter who made it did so for the pleasure of it, and was happy to just cover the cost of materials.
The quality of the mouse showed that the maker believed in producing the best standard of workmanship they could.
This reminded me of the mantra that Jane Goodall has always lived by:
“If you are going to do something, do it as well as you possibly can.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. agrees:
"If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, go out and sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures. Sweep streets like Handel and Beethoven composed music. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well."
Do you have a passion for doing something? Do you have something you can excel in and enjoy?