Just A Little Bit 3


For me, it is important to make a little movement. I cannot behave like a stick-in-the-mud even though that might be more comfortable..

I must make a little movement toward beauty or organization or balance or getting stuff done. I have to feel I’m making progress in my own little way.

You may not even notice the progress because it is so incremental but it is crucial that I do.  Even a clarifying thought is progress to me.  I must take action of some kind.

I celebrate the idea that comes out of the fog.  I seize the opportunity that presents itself unbidden.  I honor the tradition that my mother, grandmother, daughter and sister embody:

  • Movement
  • Incremental steps
  • Order out of chaos
  • Cleaning up, clearing out.
  • Beautifying, cutiefying,

Otherwise, I’ll sink.  I’ll give up.  I’ll die.


About Candelaria Silva

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a marketing, community outreach and programming consultant; writer; and trainer/facilitator who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has designed and facilitated workshops on a wide variety of topics including communication, facilitation, job search skills, team building, and parenting issues. She currently coordinates the Community Membership Program of the Huntington Theatre Company. Her work as Director of ACT Roxbury was profiled in several publications, including The Creative Communities Builders Handbook. Candelaria’s children’s stories, short stories, essays and reviews have been published in local and national publications and she is an active blogger. Her publications include the booklets, Handling Rejection; Pushing through Shyness: Networking Tips when You’re Shy, Slow to Warm Up or Just don’t Feel you Belong; and Real Questions about Sex & Relationships for Teens: A Discussion Guide for Parents. She has served on the boards of Goddard College, Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Foundation for Architecture, and Discover Roxbury. She is currently Chair, Designators of the Henderson Foundation.


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3 thoughts on “Just A Little Bit

  • Pamela Jones

    I have to say I totally agree with you. Organization is my first name and Structure is my middle…lol. Being able to see progress being made with the work that I do for myself and others is so fulfilling to me.

    -P

    • Candelaria Silva Post author

      Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. In addition to organization and order, I need to feel like I’ve made a bit of progress toward goals or getting things for my home on this my tiny budget.