What is a Teaspoon of Change?
Small Actions = Big Change
Teaspoons of Change is a concept and mindset. It is knowing that all our choices, decisions and actions have an impact on people and the planet.
Most of us are pretty good at doing things to support others and we get that little warm fuzzy feeling of a good deed done. Teaspoons of Change highlights that same feeling and outlook on life, not only when we do it for others, but when we make good choices, good decisions and good actions in our own personal daily lives.
Basically, we are a big pile of choices and actions and the more of these we do deliberately to have a positive impact on people and the planet, the more active and effective we are as a global citizen, even before we start supporting others.
It is kind of like using both sides of a piece of paper, using one side (helping others) is ok and pretty normal, but using both sides (making good choices and actions) is so much better (by the way, using both sides of a piece of paper is a Teaspoon of Change).
Another important component to Teaspoons of Change are the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, or any big ambition to make the world a better place. To resolve big challenges, it requires a lot of action and the best way to have a lot of action is to disperse it among lots of people. This is how we solve the big issues of the world, with our small but significant daily choices and actions.
Teaspoons of Change lives by the formula:
Small Actions X Lots of People = BIG Change
Teaspoons of Change encourages a mindset that every small action, or teaspoon, contributes to those big issues and goals and when we recognise our own power and the effect it has at the micro and macro level. We should celebrate those acts and become more determined to add more Teaspoons of Change, more often.
Most people are on board with making the world a better place but few of us really recognise the power we have in our own lives with our own actions and the opportunities we have on an almost minute by minute, second by second basis to make positive contributions to the world. A quick example is writing this blog on a cold night with a USB-powered LED light and being kept warm with plenty of clothes and a candle terracotta pot heater warming me and some water to put in my hot water bottle to keep my cold toes warm throughout the night.
Teaspoons of Change is not a moral bashing, guilt trip or prescriptive mantra it is simply about recognising the power we have as individuals in what we do and the opportunities we have to make good choices, decisions and actions to see a better world for everyone, everywhere and forever…