Sunday Inspiration: “One step at a time…

People say, what is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do. –Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day was a passionate activist who lived her words.

We can all do so much if we take one step at a time, keeping in sight how all our small efforts can lead to better things.

I have tried to imbue the characters in my books, especially in the Goddess Anonymous series, with hope despite obstacles, because I believe without the courage to cast our pebbles into a pond, life becomes meaningless.

How have your small steps led to better things?


  1. SueAnn Beer on September 8, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    small steps, one day at a time….that is so very true….those steps may be hard to take at times….but the end picture, is, when done..the goal is reached….but not ended..there is always more…I take steps…towards moments…and go moment to moment….it is difficult to “know” the future…or to truly plan for it, but it is not hard to strive towards it…the future is a mystery….getting there, is not always easy, and once arrived, not always what was expected..but……the trek never stop… to be dead. I tell my son, even on your bad days..DO SOMETHING, no matter how small….it will be the biggest thing to you, to have done that day….and the next day, you will be glad you did.
    I enjoy your Sunday posts…even if I did’nt know you were an author, and I have read your books, I would still read on Sunday… offer respite for the day….and thought, for the week. Hard to find that, sometimes…..thanks!

  2. Holly on September 26, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I still have a greeting card that my Mom wrote to me when I was going through a very stressful time in high school and it said:One day; one thing at a time.
    I like the images of bricks or building blocks an have learned that the piece by piece approach really does work. That gives you time to step back from the frantic “have to do it myself and right now” energy to leaning on faith that it will happen when it is supposed to. I learned that this year (and many other times) when my dream of owning a bookstore sooner rather than later fell through. It just wasn’t meant to be now. And in the meantime I was hired at a job as a Veterinary Assistant and I LOVE it. I have found another nitch! It doesn’t mean giving up on our dreams, it means practicing patience.

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