“At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils.” With these words, S.L. Parker opens his lovely little book: 212°: The Extra Degree. Parker goes on to say that “…with boiling water comes steam. And with steam, you can power a train.” What a difference that one degree can make.
The power of one.
Here are some of our sisters and brothers who understood the power of one… and the power of Passing It On!
Louis Armstrong • Neil Armstrong
Johann S. Bach • Ella Baker
George Washington Carver
Cave Canem • Albert Einstein
Mahatma Gandhi • Billy Graham
Martha Graham • James Weldon Johnson Helen Keller • John F. Kennedy
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Abraham Lincoln • Nelson Mandela • Mildred Blackmon McEwen
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • Jackie Robinson • Jonas Salk • Albert Schweitzer
Harriett Beecher Stowe • Sojourner Truth • Harriet Tubman • Phyllis Wheatley
All of these folks were supported by a great multitude of kindred souls–who worked together…. sometimes in spite of themselves… to make that one degree of difference. Tell me, what difference are making with your power of one?