Today I learned this is part of a jingle intended to help teach children about coins and how they add up.
Five pennies make a nickel
Two nickels make a dime...
The statement in the magazine was in regards to all the little things we do that eventually add up to something much bigger. It really struck me and it's kind of how I'm trying to live my life.
One penny may seem insignificant. I mean really, is there ANYTHING left in the world that you can buy for a penny?
But, to quote from the jingle, with five pennies you have a nickel. With two nickels you have a dime. With two dimes & a nickel you have a quarter. With four quarters you have a dollar.
And with a dollar (in some non-tax states) you can buy something to eat at a fast food joint! Maybe not the healthiest item, but the point is you can buy something.
Same goes for a healthier lifestyle. Every little positive change you make adds up to make a big difference.
If you can eliminate/reduce one unhealthy food, drink more water, consume less alcohol, run/walk a little more, challenge your muscles ... it all adds up.
I suppose the same could be said in the other direction. For every unhealthy choice you make, you slow your progress by that little bit.
Make a change today towards the positive!