Everyone is talking about it. Some people are doing something about it and many people are thinking what can I do â I am only one person. I recently saw the passage below on a website for Parkinsonâs disease and was moved to think how one person can really make a difference to anything. I thought I would share it with you.
âThe Difference of One is really the difference in everything. In every struggle, every battle, every search and every dream there comes a moment when the outcome is decided. There are countless things that may have
occurred leading up to that point, that moment, but something trips the
forces in play and the scale tips to one way or another. That something is
The Difference of One.”
Every person knows or has felt the difference that just one thing can make and has made in her/his life. One goal made, one appointment missed, one date made, one job completed, one wrong turn, one dream realized, one piece of homework lost, one hug, one lie, one apology, one smile.â (www.thedifferenceofone.org)
Everything we are, everything we do or want to do begins with one small step. I am forever motivated by remembering when President Kennedy said, âWithin ten years we will put a man on the moon and safely return him to Earth.â They didnât even have a rocket ship plan at that time. They had a goal and they achieved it one step at a time.
So if the goal is to save the planet for our grandchildren, great grandchildren and all the generations to come, we all need to do our part â one small step at a time, but do we must. I have been inspired by Al Goreâs movie âInconvenient Truth.â If you have not seen it yet, consider doing so. Sit down with your pre-teens and older children and start thinking about the small steps your family can take. If we each do a little it will eventually mean a lot.
In the process of getting a property ready for sale, CSPâ˘ consultants remark frequently that the work they did in preparation for that house sale was the catalyst for that home seller to change the way they lived. Comments reverberate around the continent – âI didnât know how much stuff I had accumulated.â âI am amazed at how great the house looks with less âstuffâ in it,â or âI am inspired to live like this all the time; less is definitely more.â
In the last few years, the CSPâ˘ organization introduced eco-friendly products which the graduates of their program may choose to use in the work they do. This is another small step towards a cleaner planet. This research motivated me to find some ideas that you can implement at home for little to no cost.