“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” Edith Lovejoy Pierce
As 2016 starts let us remember that today is a blank page and we have the power to write amazing things each and every day. Many times I have heard from ladies in our club that they didn’t submit a collage because they didn’t have enough steps. But what they don’t realize is that every single day is an opportunity for us to improve. If yesterday you only walked 1000 steps, then make sure today you walk 1001 steps. Yes even that single step is an improvement over yesterday! One single step – that is all it takes. Make a collage share it with your friends in your group, the encouragement from your team leaders and other walkers will propel you to take one more step the next day. Then the day after take one more step, and the day after take one more step. If every single day, we improve from the day before, just imagine where you will be by next year! I never thought I would have walked 420 miles in 6 months! There were days where I only had 5000 steps and other days I had 12000 steps. It doesn’t matter if you are a Goal Pusher or Mellow Fellow – we all have bad days. Days where we are just lazy, or kids are sick, or we have too much work….But remember that the next day, we can do better by just adding one single step!
If you find yourself discouraged by not meeting your step goal one day – submit a collage at the end of the day anyway – let us inspire you to do more tomorrow. Isn’t that why you joined Happy Feet? To be surrounded by positive encouragement and to know that we all have bad days and good days.
This year I encourage you all of you to have a goal of submitting a collage every day, whether you meet your personal step goal or not, and remember that every single day is an opportunity to improve from the day before. Happy New Year! Let’s start walking!