Step by Step


True life is lived when tiny changes occur.

– Russian author and playwright, Leo Tolstoy, was born on this day in 1829 (died 1910)

Nothing has the potential to ruin your great Friday blog post more than searching for your favorite quote from your favorite Russian author only to find that you had the wrong Russian.

Wars have been started over less.

To clarify, the quote I had in mind was from Anton Chekov.

Yes, I obviously need to read more of both.

It’s Friday and I’m heading back in time. My 40th high school reunion is this weekend.

This post will be short because I have to lose 50 lbs. between now and noon tomorrow.

That’s the thing isn’t it? It’s not going to happen overnight.

Change, real change, has to happen little by little. Step by step.

The scales at the gym are, rather amazingly, reading less than at the beginning of summer.

Not 50 lbs. less, but less.

It’s the tiny changes that really make a difference in life.

A pound here or there. A dollar not spent here or not spent there.

A chapter written here or there.

You get the idea.

It’s the weekend. Make some tiny changes.

By this time next week, they might be big ones.

Maybe you can think about it while Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay.

American singer-songwriter and producer, Otis Redding, was born on this day in 1941 (died 1967).


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