This month for the January Health Activist Blog Carnival Amanda is challenging us to come up with three fortunes for ourselves and our health community. Or three messages from a Dove Promise or three quotes or three Snapple lid facts. I chose to do a mix of these and came up with phrases that I hope will inspire both me and other health activists to do great things in 2011.
Fortune Cookie: Confucius say even longest journey begins with one small step.
I think it's easy to think about what we want to do as health activists and get overwhelmed. Or to feel like we have goals but aren’t quite sure how to make them happen. The important thing to remember here is to just keep moving forward. Each step, no matter how small, will bring you closer to where you want to be.
Dove Promise: Don’t wait for opportunities, make opportunities.
Amy K’s post Speaking Out as a Health Activist inspired this one. Amy urges us to look for events that might be great opportunities for us as speakers, and then inquire about the possibility of being added to the schedule. This is wonderful advice than can be carried into other areas of Health Activism as well.
Favorite Quote: A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. ~Maya Angelou
I don’t have all the answers. I’m guessing you don’t either. But that’s okay. The important thing is that we use our voice and share our experiences with our community. Just knowing others are going through the same struggles you are is a huge help, even if there is no solution for the struggle. Just knowing you aren’t going it alone is a comfort in itself.
“This post is my January entry in the Health Activist Blog Carnival. If you’re interested in participating too, you can read all about here: http://blog.wegohealth.com/2011/01/04/january-habc-3-fortune-cookies/.”