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