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The time to act is always NOW

Two frogs are sitting on a lily pad. One decides to jump off.

How many frogs are left on the lily pad?

TWO. "Wait, what? That can't be right, Melia. One decided to jump off."

Exactly - one DECIDED to jump off. But making a decision to do something is the thought. Having a thought is different from taking action - actually going through with the decision.

Ooo the first time I heard that brain buster, I was was so sure there was only one frog left. As I sat with the explanation... it was one of those mind-blowing clicks. Now, it is a concept I connect to so many aspects of my life.

I had decided to start this blog a long time ago... a seriously long time.

A blog to express my thoughts, values and tools for equity, for inclusion and for anti-racism.

But I didn't take action.

I had my reasons - some of them legit, some of them bogus (fear-based excuses).

Over time, I imagine some of those will come out, but in this moment, I am not looking back to justify my inaction. I can't change it anyway.

The time to act is always NOW.

"Action expresses priorities." - Gandhi

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