Acmon Blue, © Butterfly Photo by Steve Kaye

When Large Matters | Sept 2023

When Large Matters

Acmon Blue, © Butterfly Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog post: When Large Matters

Acmon Blue, Butterfly about 0.8-in (2-cm) long

Sometimes large matters.

For example:

✳️ Large Courage

All of us encounter obstacles. Some seem daunting. Others scary.

So we show courage by overcoming these obstacles.

Let’s recognize that obstacles are actually challenges.

Begin by considering your options. Next choose one option that has the most potential for progress. And then take one small step forward with that option.

This small step represents smart courage. That’s because a small step is easier to take. And it’s easier to adjust into another, perhaps better step forward.

All courage appears in deliberate steps that overcome a challenge.

✳️ Large Resilience

All of us have suffered adversities. Some were horrible. Others inconvenient.

So we show resilience by living forward after adversity.

We do this by first asking: Why is this happening FOR me? And then we find the growth or the lesson in the adversity.

We can also find comfort in knowing that the people who made the greatest contributions to help others did so after having suffered tremendous adversities.

All resilience shows the world that you can rise above adversity.

✳️ Large Gratitude

All of us have collected victories. Some were earned. Others given.

So we embrace our wealth, whether it’s material, emotional, or educational. Whether it’s small, medium, or large.

Gratitude is a powerful offset for hardships. It reminds us that we can overcome obstacles. It reminds us that we can survive adversities. That’s because these hardships were our teachers.

So we need to begin and end each day with gratitude.

Then we need to create reasons for more gratitude.

All gratitude waits to be discovered to inspire us.

You may have noticed:

While we strive for large courage, large resilience, and large gratitude, each of these comes through small, purposeful actions. So make these a priority in every day. Seek ways to include them in everything that you do.

Each of you is special and important. Each of you has a role in building a future for humanity.

And we’re all in this life experience together, supporting each other.

That takes courage, resilience, and gratitude.

Wish you the best,

Steve Kaye

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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

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  • Teri Rider
    Posted at 13:48h, 01 October

    Your posts always inspire me, and I was happy to see one of my favorite little butterflies featured. Thank you for sharing your optimism and wisdom!
    As always,

  • Daphne Radenhurst
    Posted at 09:17h, 02 October

    As usual another wonderful post with great wisdom. I recently made a decision to move into a care home, this was a huge decision for me and I have been thinking about it on and off for over a year, but when I made it I felt at peace and I knew it was the right decision. I think having been on a silent retreat recently gave me the clarity of mind to make the decision, and I was very grateful for it. As you say, everything is there to teach us and also everything is there to help us. Thank you again. Namaste.

  • Megan Moscol
    Posted at 14:41h, 15 October

    What excellent timing! Some days (like maybe today) when everything seems too big and too much and too hopeless, a small, deliberate next step, grounded in gratitude for what we have, can be a powerful thing. ❤️

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