Do the little things on the day of the patron saint of Wales
St David’s famous last words, spoken before his death on the first of March, were
Arglwyddi, frodyr a chwiorydd, byddwch lawen a chedwch eich ffydd a’ch cred, a gwnewch y pethau bychain a glywsoch ac a welsoch gennyf i
which translates as
Lords, brothers and sisters, be joyful, and keep your faith and your creed, and do the little things that you have seen me do and heard from me
The man was a quiet teetotal vegetarian, who ploughed the land himself rather than bothering the oxen, and ate only leeks and water. He did kind miracles like slightly raising the land under his feet so that the people in the back could see him while he spoke in Llandewi Brefi.
Do the little things
Do the little things really appeals. At a time where the problems of the world seem huge and frequently insurmountable and just create in me a feeling of overwhelming disempowerment; when the people in the world with the most power to do the big things seem to be doing very deliberately the wrong big things; when the rest of us often misuse what power we do have to snipe at each other and create ever smaller bubbles of the likeminded… To do the little things can at the very least can be a salve to the soul.
And at most can add up to something really meaningful and truly life-changing, and landscape changing. So it is with my beloved Slow Ways.
We are asking for your
and then for the
story of your footsteps
Walk, and then tell everybody via your review how your walk was. This simple act is changing already the landscape of Great Britain! Bit by bit we are creating an ambitious, grand, dot-to-dot network that really is changing how communities respond to each other.
It’s mitigating the climate emergency, can help with the cost of living crisis and dozens of other good things. Just a step and a story and we can change the landscape in a way that will benefit even more people than just those at the back.