January 13, 2010

BABY STEP 13 -- A Single Step (Jan 13)

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” (Confucius)
We are in charge of our own lives, even though at times, between parents or spouses or children or bosses (or all of them), we may not feel like it. Somewhere it feels like we relinguished our power. And we’re going to take it back.
Instead of letting others step on us, we’re going to step out on our new journey.
A single step. You actually take quite a few steps every single day.
Author/researcher Dr. James Hill did an interesting study where he learned that women ages 18-50 take an average of five-thousand steps a day; men, six-thousand. So you already take at least three or four thousand steps a days.
Today, I’m asking you to take just a few extra steps. Baby steps, if you will. Find a parking spot--and then park just two stalls farther away and walk that much farther. I know it’s not much. It’s laughably, ridiculously not much. But it’s definitely a baby step.
If you won’t be leaving your home today and the weather is too darn cold for going outside (like it is at my home), walk around your house and count off twenty steps.
Ha, ha, ha, let’s laugh at our laughable baby steps.
Let’s find lots of joy in the journey.

© Copyright 2010 Heather Horrocks

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