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Friday, July 8, 2011

It just takes one!


One person stepping in unknown territory.
Then, another.
A third.
A group of scouts stomping along.
Soon, the path is beaten and becomes recognizable to the rest of the tribe.
Soon, everyone will automatically choose this path.
Tomorrow, we'll all be scampering around on our merry way, not giving even one thought of how this path was once unknown territory.

Got an idea?
To improve your world?
To forge a new direction?
Take the first step forward.
Tell someone.
Who will tell another one.
And the world will soon find  a new path started by one person.

Just a few years ago we used to fish until there were no more fish. Now, we have marine reserves in place, lists of sustainable fish, incentives to support and manage a healthy fishing industry.  So, it should be with all of our consumption.

33 comments:

SG said...

Yes, a start however small sets a direction. Some has said that a journey of thousand miles starts with a single step. As I read your post, I was reminded of that saying.

ellen abbott said...

amen

ds said...

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step..."
Well put, rosaria. Thank you.

Brian Miller said...

makes me think of the margaret mead quote...

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

potsoc said...

The first step: change myself, take the bus wherever feasible, drive slower and more gently, keeping at or below 2500 RPM makes a huge difference,

Patricia said...

Agreed! "Be the change..."

Velva said...

Change begins with the person in the mirror.

velva

Eva Gallant said...

If each of us did one thing, how much we could accomplish!

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Wonderful, insightful post! It's so important these days to realize that each one of us can make a difference in the world.

Monkey Man said...

It does begin within. Yup.

Hilary said...

Oh yes.. we're all grateful for the trailblazers in all aspects of life.

Rob-bear said...

I've blazed tails, and I've been a follower. Being part of the solution is much better than being a part of the problem.
Interesting, Sonia at Gutsy Living talked recently about the importance of the "first follower." That was interesting, too.

Grandmother said...

We are the people we've been waiting for! And in our blogs we share our ideas with one another.

Footprints of Peace said...

I hope I won't make anyone upset when I write this, but I was not a Michael Jackson fan. However, he did one song I truly loved. I'm starting with the man in the mirror.

yaya said...

Laws are made and changed with events that have happened many times in only one person's life...but those who aren't afraid to come along and be part of the solution, the task needing done, or to cheer others on are also important. I'm cheering you on for having a very thoughtful post! Thanks!

Parsley Sage said...

Inspiring post. This is why we're pushing for endemic species protection legislation in Cayman :)

Arkansas Patti said...

No arguments here, just taking that first step sometimes takes years when it is often too late.

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

It's true. I feel that Mother Nature is speaking to us (yelling??) loud and clear. We can each take small steps as individuals, and, suddenly, we become a critical mass, capable of significant change. Nice post.

janis said...

Have a beautiful weekend Rosaria!

Linda Myers said...

We share a picnic table and a hammock with our neighbors. They share their chickens and their garden with us.

It's a first step.

The Broad said...

I just love what you see because you take the time to look! So much before our eyes that can change not only our world, but the world around us...

karen said...

Hi Rosaria. You are always very motivational! I've enjoyed the older posts too - watery images, and talk of dreams which become reality!

quilterliz said...

G'day Rosaria. A novel by Bryce Courtney is called "The Power of One" All it takes is one person to stand up for something or to lead the way and before you know it, sometimes, great things happen.Take care. Liz...

Amanda said...

i love this. needed to hear it.........great inspiration rosaria — gives me renewed hope.

xo

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Ocean Girl said...

this came at a perfect time for me. not that i want to create a new path but i want to keep a path. thank you rosaria

becky said...

amen, sister!

rainfield61 said...

Square of one is equal to one.

Hopefully we are are only squaring number one.

And the world is still a one world.

Marguerite said...

Like a good friend of mine used to say,"Nothing is going to change until we change it"! Have a lovely Sunday!

She Writes said...

It is amazing throughout history how one person has changed the course of everything as it once was.

Gaston Studio said...

So very true Rosaria. Hooray for the trailblazers of the world!

Christine's Pantry said...

Nice blog!

RNSANE said...

I've seen so much good change happen from little efforts so I do know it is possible - though, at times, you feel like you are pounding your head against a wall!