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The Power Of A Thought; One Person Moving A Single Small Step, Or Taking A Small Action Like Micro Lending Can Result In The Butterfly Effect

The Power Of A Thought; One Person Moving A Single Small Step, Or Taking A Small Action Like Micro Lending Can Result In The Butterfly Effect

HOW SMALL IS AN IDEA? HOW POWERFUL CAN AN IDEA OR THOUGHT BE? WHAT IS BEYOND THOUGHTS?

Ever wonder about what the smallest thing is that can make a positive difference in the world? How small is an idea? It is not visible. An idea is so small, in the form of a thought, that it cannot be measured and weighs nothing. But an idea can change the world for the better, in HUGE ways. What about the possibility that is beyond thought; no thoughts? What is the power in that? 
Let’s take the idea of a carbon free, nuclear free, chemical free world.. which is just an idea, but it is also a VISION. And a vision of the future is a powerful thing indeed. As people circulate the idea and think about it and then start taking actions to make it happen, it takes on a life of it’s own. The idea has turned into ACTIONS, and RESULTS, which can go all the way around the world. 
Living in a way that does not harm 7 future generations is just a very small idea. But if the idea is turned into actions, policies and investments, it now turns into a HUGE IMPACT, that is felt globally by everyone.

“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.” 
Mahatma Gandhi

Don’t be afraid to think new, different thoughts, and speak your truth to power. It is the only thing that may make a difference. An individual or a small group has always been the influence that made a paradigm shift, or created a positive change. 

The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die. 
Edward Kennedy

THE POWER OF SMALL THOUGHTS AND IMAGINATION

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Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think about turning an idea into a small one person action. Yes, the action may be too small to measure on even a local level, much less national or international. But that one action can trigger other actions or reactions, resulting in a HUGE impact in a distant future that you may never see. One never knows…

Ancient Story Of The Hero’s Journey Points To What May Save Humanity And Civilization
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/01/ancient-story-of-heros-journey-points.html

THE POWER OF A SMALL ACTION, SUCH AS FORGIVENESS OR APOLOGIZING, CAN HAVE HUGE AND POSITIVE CONSEQUENCES


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It may seem like it is useless, worthless or will not make any difference, but giving an apology or offering forgiveness can make a HUGE difference, when it comes down to it. Doors can open or close based on a few simple words of caring one way or the other. 

Creating Heaven On Earth With Mastermind, Inspiration, Imagination, Wealth, Health, Relationship, Sustainable Global Future
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/11/creating-heaven-on-earth-with.html

SMALL ACTIONS CAN HAVE A HUGE IMPACT


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The smallest step, the smallest decision, or the smallest action, could have far reaching and huge repercussions in the future. You never know how the journey of a thousand miles will turn out or what effect it will have on you. 
It is important to follow your heart and intuition and to smile, take that small step, or to say small kind words, or to sing a small song, or to write small words, or to show some small measure of love. One never knows what impact that seemingly smallest thing will have in the future. Even if it makes absolutely no difference, it is important to do it anyway, for your own sense of having done it.
The Universal Golden Rule; Moving Towards A Sustainable Global Ethic Within The Science Of Sustainable Health; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/golden-rule-moving-towards-global-ethic.html

WHAT IS YOUR CARBON, CHEMICAL AND RADIATION FOOTPRINT? CAN YOU GET IT TO ZERO? HOW SMALL CAN YOU MAKE THESE FOOTPRINTS?

The power of zero, the power of small is all about measuring and figuring out what load Mother Nature has to carry on our behalf.

Carbon Footprint; How To Calculate It For Home, Farm, Business; Zero Carbon, Zero Nuclear Future Required
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/02/carbon-footprint-how-to-calculate-it.html

To live in harmony with Nature and not cause harm to 7 future generations, we have to figure out how to live a zero carbon, zero nuclear, zero chemical lifestyle. On the way there, we can reduce the footprint we leave behind. The first step on that Green Road, is to measure where we are today, and not live in denial or avoidance.  Why is it important to make a change? 

45+ Negative Global Tipping Points Report
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/04/2014-list-of-45-global-tipping-points.html

THE POWER OF SIMPLICITY, SIMPLE AND SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL, TINY HOMES MOVEMENT

Living simply and smaller is beautiful, plus it is more in harmony with the environment. 

The Power Of Simplicity; How Simple And Small Is Beautiful – Tiny Homes Movement
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-power-of-simplicity-why-and-how.html

Housing The Homeless Children Challenge; Why Can’t They All Be Sheltered For $2.00 Per Day, Per Person?
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/02/2015-housing-homeless-children.html

LOVE AND INTUITION SEEM SMALL, BUT THEY ARE ACTUALLY THE MOST POWERFUL THINGS IN THE WORLD, THERE IS ONLY FAILURE AND CHAOS WITHOUT THEM

Love and intuition is considered by many to be too small, too worthless to bother with. Going in this direction will have huge repercussions in the future, for anyone creating a green road inside. Gandhi lived a very simple, small life, spending almost no money and never going shopping. Yet in his simple, humble way, using the very small things such as truth, love, peace, and nonviolence, he affected the whole world and many nations. Very small, simple and humble things can make a huge impact. 

Mahatma Gandhi – His Pacifist Life, Lessons On Using Powers Of Truth, Peace, Non Violence, Equality, Love, Forgiveness, Fasting, Intuition
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/02/mahatma-gandhi-his-life-life-truth.html

The Force And Power Of Love; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/force-and-power-of-love.html

“Great Spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” 
Albert Einstein 

THE SMALLEST STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION CAN BE THE BIGGEST THING IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE


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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; 
indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has

Sometimes people get stuck in a rut. Just because something has been done for generations or by your family, or by your church, or by your company forever, does not mean that it is still the best thing to do, think or feel. Look at everything and everyone in your life and see if they still serve your needs? Is what you are doing serving the best needs of 7 future generations without causing harm?  Is there an empty, jaded feeling perhaps? Is it time for a change? Is it time for something new, different and better? Perhaps it is time to take a step in a new direction. 
Perhaps it is time to learn a new skill, think a different way, or maybe even time to change a career path in a way that is fulfilling to the heart, and not just the pocketbook? 
Take a single sstep in this new direction. Follow your intuition. Make a path for others to follow, and build A Green Road. The journey of ten thousand miles, starts with a single step. 
It is very important that you take this step.

Bhutan – Taking The Middle Road To Happiness; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/12/bhutan-taking-middle-path-to-happiness.html

64-Year-Old Diana Nyad Swims From Cuba to Florida – Never Give Up, Ever! via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/09/64-year-old-diana-nyad-swims-from-cuba.html

THE COMPOUND EFFECT; THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF NUMEROUS SMALL ACTIONS OR WASTED TIME

“The Compound Effect” – How Small Actions Produce Big Results (30 Day Video Challenge – Day 10)

Don’t feel like doing it? Do it anyway. A professional does a great job, despite not feeling like it, or not wanting to be there. Doing simple small things on a daily basis, over and over again, results in a compound effect. 2 plus 2 equals 10, when it comes to compounding. 
Never give up. Just keep at it and keep on believing, but also adjust course and trim the sails when needed. Notice anything that comes your way, because direction changes may be needed. You may even need to turn completely around, and that is ok. Just keep going. 

Carl Sagan; A Pale Blue Dot – A Dust Mote In A Sun Beam – Who Will Save Us From Ourselves? via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/07/carl-sagan-pale-blue-dot-dust-mote-in.html

MICRO FINANCE AND MICRO ECONOMICS – HOW TO HAVE A HUGE IMPACT WITH VERY LITTLE MONEY

Let’s focus on money. It does not take a lot of money to affect many peoples lives around the world. Most people in the third world live on about $2 per day. Aborigine and indigenous tribes not contacted by the ‘civilized’ world, don’t even know about money, or experience ‘poverty’, because money is not even part of their world. They live connected to Nature, and live in harmony with it. 
Once civilization moves in via politicians, for profit water companies, for profit electric companies, for profit phone companies, for profit food and beverage companies, everything is turned upside down. All of the things that cost money creates a desire for them. When money moves in, that is when poverty starts, and lack appears.

Anti poverty programs of the past have consisted of donations of food, water and clothing. But what happens after that? Giving a person something is good, but giving them the means to create a prosperous future is even better.

What is the best way to give a person prosperity? Micro lending and micro finance are one good option to help a person or family become self sufficient and able to earn a living for themselves.

Some good programs are listed below.

FINCA

FINCA’s mission is to alleviate poverty through lasting solutions that help people build assets, create jobs and raise their standard of living.
www.Finca.org

FONKOZE

Offering both financial and development services, Fonkoze’s Staircase Out of Poverty provides a comprehensive approach to poverty alleviation in Haiti. Each of its four Steps is uniquely designed to provide a woman with the resources and support that she needs to ascend from poverty, wherever she is in her climb. Along with the four main Steps, Fonkoze’s Staircase includes “Handrails”—programs that provide our members and clients with business skills training, education, and health services to support them as they progress. Our accompaniment is designed to help women succeed as they do the hard work required to climb the Staircase, creating a better future for themselves and their families. – See more at: http://www.fonkoze.org/what-we-do/#sthash.TnlKuldc.dpuf

ACCION

Our mission is to give people the financial tools they need to improve their lives.
Our Vision
Our vision is to build a financially inclusive world with access to economic opportunity for all.
Our Belief
We believe in a financially inclusive world—one in which every individual can seize the opportunity to access a full range of high-quality, affordable financial services. Through access, each person we serve can capitalize on his or her own capability and drive to achieve real economic gains—and build brighter futures for themselves and their families.
Our Strategy
We are building the next generation of top-tier microfinance institutions (MFIs):
Using our 50 years of experience to help smaller MFIs achieve greater scale, sustainability and efficiency;
Helping MFIs expand their products and services to address their clients’ full range of needs; and
Focusing on un- and under-served regions, such as India, China, Brazil and sub-Saharan Africa

MAHP

Microfinance is a powerful tool in the fight against poverty and hunger. But the positive impacts of microfinance can be undermined when a client or family member falls ill, causing late payments or even default. This is especially true in very poor, rural communities, where people are exposed to more health risks and have few options for health care. These communities are the ones Freedom from Hunger is determined to reach and serve with value-added microfinance.
Pairing Microfinance with Health Access
In 2006, Freedom from Hunger launched the Microfinance and Health Protection (MAHP) initiative to design, build and sustain health protection services that complement microfinance services, safeguard family health and protect clients and their families from the shocks of major health expenses.
Made possible in large part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MAHP builds on Credit with Education, which combines credit and savings services with education on health and other topics of vital interest to poor communities. Women who participate inCredit with Education programs come together every week or two to borrow money or repay loans and deposit savings. At these same meetings, or in separate community-wide meetings, women engage in learning sessions on topics such as breastfeeding, child health and nutrition, family planning, women’s health and also business management and household money management

GRAMEEN FOUNDATION

Globally, 2.5 billion people have no access to formal financial tools because they are either unavailable or are not designed to meet their needs. Poor households need financial tools to help them cushion against risk, build assets to secure their family’s future and manage daily household cash flows. Because of their precarious situation and unreliable income, the poor need financial services even more than the non-poor simply to survive from day to day.
Grameen Foundation partners with commercial banks, mobile operators, microfinance institutions, agricultural coops and other providers to create and scale financial products and services for the poor and poorest. We demonstrate how appropriately designed financial products can improve lives and livelihoods by reducing risk, improving financial security and increasing income.

WCCN

WCCN has been working on poverty alleviation in Latin America since 1984 and impact investing in Latin America since 1991. WCCN empowers low-income Latin American entrepreneurs by sustaining partnerships with microfinance organizations and farming cooperatives in Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Peru. Click on the map below to learn more about our current partners.
The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg And Modern Applications To Your Life; Where Are Your Golden Eggs?
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-goose-that-laid-golden-egg-and.html

Benjamin Franklin; For Want Of A Nail, The War Was Lost Story
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/11/benjamin-franklin-for-want-of-nail-war.html

THE SMALLEST SEED GROWS INTO THE LARGEST, MOST SUSTAINABLE, LONGEST LIVED LIFE FORM ON EARTH

The redwood tree teaches everyone a lesson about how very small things can turn into the biggest, most long lived, and beneficial thing possible. Never doubt the power of a small action, repeated over and over again. Planting just 10 redwood tree seed a day; how many redwood trees is that in a lifetime of 60 years? 219,000 trees. Anyone can quite literally plant a whole forest singlehandedly in a lifetime with no help from anyone else, and no assistance or support from the community. Think of the possibilities if a group or a community takes on any project and just keeps repeating a single positive, sustainable thing over and over again?

Eternal Life And Lessons From The Tallest, Largest, Oldest Life On Earth; The Redwood Tree
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/11/eternal-life-and-amazing-lessons-from.html

PRAYER AS A SMALL ACTION THAT CAN YIELD HUGE RESULTS

Going back to the power of thought, what is the power of that thought, when it is put in the form of a prayer? What is the power of a prayer, with a prayer partner?

To find out more, dive into this linked article…..

Introduction To Non Denominational Interfaith Prayer Partnering; How It Works And Why It Is Necessary
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/06/introduction-to-non-denominational.html

THE POWER OF ASKING SIMPLE, SMALL QUESTIONS

Questions are very small things. But they can cause huge changes to happen both inside an individual, or outside in society, a group or an organization. 

What works for 7 future generations, without causing harm?

Movie; I AM, Exploring The Meaning Of Life, Liberty And Happiness
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/movie-i-am-exploring-meaning-of-life.html

Imagination is much more powerful than logic  
Albert Einstein

AFFIRMATIONS AND SMALL ACTIONS

Every person has a positive role to play, and very person is very important. Although a person may seem small in the grand scheme of things, just one person is sometimes what it takes to turn things around. Just one vote can make a difference. Just one prayer can make a difference. Just one smile can make a difference. Just one thought can turn a life around. Never underestimate the power of just one person; you. 

Humanity Has A Bright, Green, Sustainable Future And Destiny; Here Is How You Can Help Make Solution Happen
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/07/humanity-has-bright-future-and-destiny.html

THE DOMINO THEORY AND BUTTERFLY EFFECT, HOW SMALL THINGS CAN HAVE HUGE CONSEQUENCES

Small things work in both directions, both positive and negative. A small thing can cause a civilization to fall, or a small thing can cause a civilization to rise from nothing. The idea of the wheel, combined with other ideas, formed modern civilization. In the same way, new ideas can lead the way into a bright future, full of hope and optimism. What is needed are ways to clean up the mess that chemicals, radiation and carbon fuels have made, and non harmful substitutes for these things must be found. 

Population Dynamics – Domino Theory, And The Butterfly Effect; Why Civilizations Fall; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-domino-effect-butterfly-dynamic-and.html

THE SMALLEST THINGS CAN ALSO HAVE HUGE NEGATIVE IMPACTS ON THE WHOLE WEB OF LIFE

Small things like low dose cumulative radiation, combined with chemicals, can and are having huge negative impacts on humans, animals, plants and insects. Paying attention to these small things that are completely invisible is important. Learn about the hazards and dangers of low dose cumulative radiation and it’s effect on the living web of life.

Fukushima, Chernobyl, TMI Radiation Caused Die Offs, Mutations, Deformations; Butterflies And Other Insects; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/10/mutant-deformed-butterflies-and.html

1 BILLION Monarch Butterflies Massacred; Radiation And GMO Promoting Monsanto Pesticide Roundup The Cause
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/06/monarch-butterfly-die-off-radiation-and.html

Nuclear Power Plant Threats, Accidents, Recycling Nuclear Fuel, Movie Reviews, Next Generation Nuclear Plants, Terrorists
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/nuclear-accidents-around-world.html

198 METHODS OF SMALL DIRECT NON VIOLENT ACTIONS, CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AND NON VIOLENT COMMUNICATION

Everyone can do something. Here is a list of 198 things that anyone can do to make a difference.

198 Methods Of Non Violent Direct Action, Civil Disobedience, Non Violent Communication And Examples Of Successes In US, Estonia, India, Poland And Many More
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/11/198-methods-of-non-violent-direct.html

SUMMARY

The answers about how to live in harmony with Nature, in peace and with justice for all, are all there.

Environment, Holistic Living, Health, Self Healing, Zero Point, Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Nuclear
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/green-energy-green-living.html

There is no lack of answers. There is only a lack of people willing to take actions, willing to make changes in a positive direction. Apathy, fatalism, depression, anger, fear, cynical thoughts, and giving up are the actual blocks to a sustainable future. Taking positive actions, thinking positive thoughts and maintaining a positive hope filled intent for the future of humanity, even though it may look dark and gloomy, is critically important. 
Most people are more afraid of their own power and making a change, than anything or anyone else. 

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