It’s not been the easiest of years, has it?
There’s so much dark and confusing stuff happening in the world.
Some of it touching our families. Some of it threatening to.
So much sickness. So much conflict. So much disaster.
It seems like the light is fading.
And in the midst of it all, we can feel pretty powerless can’t we?
And start to question whether we can change anything.
Or at least anything worthwhile.
In our own lives. Or for others.
But we can.
Because all together our tiny daily habits have enormous impact.
If we change one little habit we can actually transform our lives.
And our family’s.
And if other families on our street, in our town and across our country make that same little change, we can – together – keep the light shining.
And we can – together – transform our world.
And there is one small change we can all make.
That is perhaps more powerful than any other.
One tiny change in our daily habits that can …
- Help children learn
- Control ADHD
- Manage diabetes
- Reduce heart disease
- Ease back pain
- Calm anxiety
- Sooth depression
- Cut asthma & respiratory disease
- Halt dementia
- Connect families
- Bring neighbourhoods together
- Reduce social isolation
- Protect our coral reefs
- Slow the warming of the oceans, the melting of the poles, the rise in sea levels and calamatous flooding … and more.
There is. Really.
One tiny personal daily change, we ourselves can make, can do all that.
And do you know what it is?
It’s walk. A little bit more. Everyday.
Just one ten minute walk after after every meal can reduce glucose levels in diabetics.
Three short walks a day can ease back pain painkillers cannot reach.
And if all of us always walked the mile, we would cut car journeys in our cities and towns by a third.
Without debates. Or negotiations. Or legislation.
Simply, through our own power to change the small things we do daily.
So, this Christmas, as we remember a child bringing light to a dark world.
And let go of the year that’s gone. Can we all make a pledge?
To change this one little thing everyday – and always walk the mile.
Together we can make a difference. We can be the light.
And with it we can change our world. Are you in?