Marbled Godwit, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Make Small Changes | Aug 2023

Make Small Changes

Marbled Godwit, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog post: Make Small Changes

Marbled Godwit, saving energy by flying close to the water

This year we suggested that small changes can lead to big results.

So how can you use this idea?

For example, you might:

Save Energy

Skip one errand.

Combine two trips into one.

Start your car’s engine after you fasten your seat belt.

Turn off your car’s engine as soon as you park.

Drive a bit slower, coast to red lights, and start easily.

Consider: One less mile per day could save $100 per year.

Be Kind

Smile at a stranger.

Do someone a favor.

Offer praise.

Be fully present during a conversation.

Write a Thank You note.

Consider: One act of kindness could change a life.

Touch Nature

Go for a walk outside.

Spend a moment watching a bird. Or a butterfly.

Say “Hello” to a flower. And thank it for being there.

Put your hand on a tree. And connect with the life inside.

Admire the complexity of clouds.

Consider: One visit with nature could heal your heart.

Of course, these are suggestions to move your thinking.

You may have other possibilities.

So pause a moment to reflect on:

“What small change you could make?”

This matters because humanity moves with the flow of small actions.

And thus we can make a difference every day, creating a future we admire.

Much success,

Steve Kaye

PS > The comment below captures the essential concept in the post.

We can feel overwhelmed by the enormity of global challenges.

And yet, we can make small changes. These changes then lead to other changes. And over time, we achieve big results.

Thank you Megan!

Find More at:

Small Matters

Different Approach

Victories Made Easy

10 Easy Ways to Save Money on Gas

27 Ways to Show Kindness

Did You Know?

The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.

Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.

1) American Bird Conservancy

2) The Nature Conservancy

3) The Trust for Public Land

Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.

Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation

You can help – Please share this blog with others.
Inspiring Respect for Nature, one bird at a time.

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  • Megan Moscol
    Posted at 10:47h, 01 September

    Taking one small step is so meaningful, especially in the face of overwhelm! I haven’t been able to eliminate ALL single use plastic from my life just yet, but since the beginning of the year, my household has been able to reduce plastic waste from dish and clothes washing. I found a low-cost, all-metal refillable pen that’s helped me reduce my office supply waste. And we reused a lot of school supplies this year instead of buying all new! Like the “starfish story,” we haven’t made a positive difference everywhere but we have made a positive difference where we were able! And we’ll continue to do our best to be forces for good!

  • Thilda Zorn
    Posted at 20:22h, 01 September

    Thank you, dearest Steve! I like to mention here a wonderful person I admire, and who is an example for me in my life – Brother David Steindl-Rast. His message is Gratitude. He is now 98 and still writes and teaches and travels.
    I also ponder on the fact that it is so “easy” to polute our life by too much speech, small talk and more…
    Sending love to you and your work of beauty! Thilda, Guatemala

  • Daphne Radenhurst
    Posted at 07:31h, 07 September

    Excellent advice as always. One step at a time, padam padam. I shall think of that as I try to get through my numerous daily tasks.. Breathe, smile and be grateful.

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