“What you do with yourself, just the little things you do yourself, these are the things that count.”
I had heard of Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller in my youth through the Fuller dome and later the carbon Bucky ball arrangement, but was vague on his details. It was only much later, 3 years or so ago, that I truly discovered him. A lot of his life story I identify with (more on that at another time) and I consider him a great inspiration of mine, if not the greatest.
My own journey of Recovery started very much like his own, albeit at a much later stage in my life. My motto then was “Baby Steps”. Building a life almost from scratch while suffering from a (lessened) chronic illness is always going to seem like an arduous task, akin to climbing a tall mountain or going through an endless obstacle course. In this case I found it important to focus on the process, not any imagined outcome. I came to understand that it’s important to have a general goal, but also to be open to the changes in situations.
Much of life is like this, it would seem. Thinking globally and acting locally is not just a catchphrase, and there’s nothing more local than yourself. Charity does begin at home, it would seem, and big changes occur through a myriad of little successes building on the previous.