At my last “Something Different for Women” group we discussed the power of one person.
(Yes, I’m in a women’s group. No, we don’t chat about men. Well… Maybe sometimes.)
Jennifer Macaluso, the group’s leader, presented the idea of creating your own personal, nonviolent revolution. She brought up star chef Jamie Oliver, who decided to single-handedly combat childhood obesity and bring nutritious meals to schools. Oliver went to a town in West Virginia declared the most unhealthy in America (and a place where plus-sized caskets are a burgeoning business). Oliver showed students what vegetables looked like because, shockingly, many had no idea. Let’s just say he caused a bit of a riot when he removed french fries from the building.
This man is helping kids live healthier lives with his Food Revolution show. He’s proof that one person can make a difference. Gandhi advised we be the change we wish to see. Many change-makers in history made small, subtle moves that made great impacts. Rosa Parks propelled the anti-segregation movement by making a small choice to sit in a different seat.