Homan Walsh contributed to the construction of the first suspension bridge over the Niagara River, when he was just a young boy. From the Canadian side, he flew his kite across to the American side where the kite string was fastened to a tree on the shore. Then they took a little cord and they pulled that cord over the river. And when they got the cord over, they tied a rope to the cord. And finally, they tied a wire cable to it and pulled that cable across. And that’s how they began to build the bridge.
Big things start small.
In recovery, small things make a big difference. Our Lord’s brother wrote, “Look at the ships also; though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs” (James 3:4).
If you want to build a suspension bridge, learn to fly a kite. If you want to establish long-term sobriety, go to a meeting, make a call, or work a Step. Do something small today, and you will see big benefits tomorrow.
Recovery Step: Take one small step in the right direction today.