Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Day 242, August 28

"When in doubt, just take the next small step."

This was another quote among those sent by a friend.  How many times have I doubted and feared to take the next small step?  Too many.  Even knowing that taking a step, any step, would make me feel better, I don't do it.

Sometimes it's because I don't know what that step is.  Sometimes it's because I fear the consequences of that step.  And sometimes it's just because I'm lazy.  Whatever the reasons, though, failing to take that step never solves a problem or fixes anything.

Action has a way of making us feel more in control when we feel our world spinning out of control.  As the quote says, it doesn't have to be a big step or action.  A small one will do.

So, for today, I am grateful for small steps.


  1. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, but sometimes it's better not to know that you'll be going a thousand miles when you start out!

  2. I really like Deliese's comment. Isn't it funny how something like just a small step can be so intimidating or try to hold us back?