I’ve been thinking hard about the world and what a quiet person can do to try and change things for the better. It’s about shining light into dark corners, I think. Many small acts of positivity are just as effective as great big ones.

That’s purpose enough for me, really – to encourage and energise people to believe in themselves enough to make their contribution, however humble. To step off the treadmill, celebrate their non-conformity, resist the huge pressure to simply comply and conform. To create something that carries the unique values and strengths at their core out into the world. 

Quiet is a sanctuary. It can also be a hiding place. Step outside. Show your face. The world needs thoughtful people more than ever right now.

Think. About the change you can make in the world. About legacy. What can you do or create that will have a positive impact? It doesn’t have to be big. Even the tiniest pebble creates ripples right to the edge of the pond.

Work with others – it lightens the load and takes away the loneliness.  Collaborate sooner rather than later. We are stronger together.

Do something. Do something to reveal the energy that’s wrapped up in your quiet. It doesn’t need to be grandiose. It doesn’t need to be noisy. Create a shift, however tiny. If you have a gift, however humble, you have a duty to share it. The energy for change must be created somewhere. If not within you, then where? 

Take your pebble. Drop it in the pond. Watch the ripples spread.

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