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One Step

At A Time

By Ruth Elizabeth StiffPublished 29 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024
“Focus on the step in front of you and not the whole staircase”

“Focus on the step in front of you

and not the whole staircase”


a project looks impossible.

We look ahead,

wanting something so much,

and think:

“How on Earth am I going to do that?”

When we first started to walk as a baby,

we started with one step in front of the other,


until we feel more stable

and quicken our pace,

until we are running in the garden,

with mum and dad watching on

and ever so Proud.

We don’t really change that much as adults.

When we start a new job,

there seems to be too much to learn,

but after a while,

we wonder what we were worried about.

This quote can also apply to us physically.

For a person who is disabled in their legs,

a staircase can seem like a real ‘no, no’.


we can start on those stairs,

literally one step at a time,

until, before we know it,

we’re at the top of the stairs.

Whether mental or physical,

when we achieve a big ‘thing’ in our lives,

we should be Proud of ourselves.


Mental HealthinspirationalGratitude

About the Creator

Ruth Elizabeth Stiff

I love all things Earthy and Self-Help

History is one of my favourite subjects and I love to write short fiction

Research is so interesting for me too

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Comments (18)

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  • Thomas Terry26 days ago

    great piece if art!

  • Rachel S26 days ago

    beautiful mindset

  • Very positive and uplifting ✨🤍

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • This was wonderful. 💫

  • inspiring! thanks

  • angela hepworth26 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story!

  • Wali Ahmed Khan26 days ago

    congrats on top story you deserved it. :)

  • Roy26 days ago

    Congrats on your top story 👏

  • Andrea Corwin 26 days ago

    Congrats on TS👏🎉 An uplifting story of great advice!!

  • Anna 27 days ago

    Congrats on your Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • Margaret Brennan27 days ago

    congratulations on TS. This is truly wonderful and great words to live by.

  • Hey, back to say congratulations.

  • Belle27 days ago

    I love this! So cute and encouraging! I know I often break down tasks into little things, like if I have to clean the house, I'll list out everything that needs to be done and check mark my way through it, and so even though it feels intimidating, I feel good about every check that's made! 🥰🥰 Great work!!

  • Wow brilliant. Such amazing ideas!

  • Totally agree with this! Loved your poem!

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