Legendary folk singer, Pete Seeger, passed away this week, aged 94.
One of his most famous songs, “The Hammer Song” contains these simple lyrics:
If I had a hammer
I’d hammer in the morning
I’d hammer in the evening
All over this land
I’d hammer out danger
I’d hammer out a warning
I’d hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land.
The lyrics of this song are a terrific reminder to use whatever we have at our disposal to make a positive difference in the world.
You may have the ability to lead.
Or to encourage and motivate others.
Or to listen.
Or to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.
Or to create art.
Or to speak out against injustice.
Whatever tools you have at your disposal, use them.
Use them often.
Develop them to an elite level.
And use them all over this land.
Pete Seeger did and he left us a remarkable legacy to follow.