You Can Do It

The Little Engine That Could is a familiar children’s story.  
Happily chugging along, a train filled with toys for the children on the other side of the mountain, suddenly stops.  The toys on board ask several engines to help and pull them over the mountain to no avail. Then comes along the Little Blue Engine and stops to assist.  Even though she had never been over the mountain and not very big she thought of the little girls and boys waiting in the town. She encouraged herself and said, I think I can, I think I can.  Hitching herself to the train, she tugged and pulled, pulled and chugged, and slowly they started up and puff, puff, chug, chug, tug, tug, up, up faster and faster the engine climbed. I think I can, I think I can, she repeated.  To the top of the mountain and down into the valley they went. The toys thanked the Little Blue Engine and said that the children in the valley would be happy she helped. And as she went down the mountain, she said I thought I could, I thought I could.  I thought I could.

I learned from this little engine and perhaps you can too.  

Last year, I was merrily going on my way studying and using homeopathy.  Suddenly, I heard about the FDA’s actions concerning this nontoxic mode of healing that has become my main mode of healing.  My initial intent was to donate to a group of moms with a passion to save homeopathy and keep it moving. But the spiritual promptings propelled me, and one thing led to another, and bam, I was in a movement, one that I believed in.  So, I worked at one project saying I think I can. And then another, I think I can. One project at a time, one day at a time, I think I can. And when it is all said and done. I thought I could, and I did.

This fight can seem huge and overpowering and the number of supporters that step up may not seem to be enough.  The amount of funds needed, vs the amount received does not add up. The task appears too big against the apparently insurmountable powers that be.  All these factors can add to discouragement. But if I look at last year, and see what Americans for Homeopathy has become, I see great progress.

This little train taught me that determination in the face of trial becomes triumphant victory in the end.  Despite its size, experience, and strength, she had a positive attitude and positive words.

So, my message to you is to push forward diligently and think you can.  Do your best and work hard and think you can. Keep encouraging yourself and think you can.  Do not look at all you have to do, look at what you have already accomplished. You can do it.    

Will you help Americans for Homeopathy Choice get over the mountain to keep homeopathy safe?  You can do it by:

  • -Joining the Bear Pack giving $25 or more monthly  here
  • -Volunteering for Americans for Homeopathy Choice here
  • -Reading and commenting on the Citizen’s petition here
  • -Writing, calling, and emailing your Congresspersons here
  • -Going to Americans for Homeopathy Choice’s website here and following the instructions to complete all these actions.  

Americans for Homeopathy Choice will thank you.  Generations that are to come will thank you. Then you will know you thought you could, and you did.  


Always with the power to choose,

Harriet Noel Jones

About Harriet Noel Jones:  Harriet is a speaker, writer, and published author.  Connect with her at her at  where she transforms lives with Faith and Wisdom Principles for Wholistic Living.  At home in Tennessee, you can find her always with a healthy living concoction brewing.  

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