“Do The Little Things”

Happy Sant Dewidd’s Day

David, or Dewidd, is the patron Saint of Wales, the land of Dragons, the land of hills and deep valleys on the Western coast of the UK facing the Irish Sea, and with undying language and tradition the endured millennia of foreign domination. On this day, 1st of March, Welsh people, Cymraeg, celebrate St. Dafydd’s Day. 

Some Fun facts about St. Dewidd include him being a strict vegan and who despised alcohol and refused to exploit animals for hard labor such as ploughing, funny enough because drinking on 1st of March in Caerdydd is equivalent to drinking in Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day. Other than that we see a scholar, a hermit a humble man of the high middle ages busy praying, meditating and spreading Christianity, as well as a healer. 

Born from the line of the Princes of Powys, his mother Non gave birth to him on the cliffs of Penfro during a storm while lightning hit a rock giving life to a healing spring, back in the VIth century. Indeed he was a medieval celebrity and influencer across the whole of Chrstendom. 

Another association with Sant Dewidd’s day are daffodils, the beautiful bright yellow flowers which grow wild in South Wales, and in Welsh are known as Cenhinen Bedr – St. Peter’s Leek, and they do start blossoming around this time. 

Nonetheless the most important legacy for us at Rescogita is his most famous remar “Gwnewch y Pethau Bychain” – Do the little things, which he recommended on his last sermon to the gathered believers, advising to be joyful, keep the faith and do the little things that you have heard and seen me do. 

Rescogita is a startup that focuses on education through training, coaching, capacity building and consulting, grounded on the principles of ecopsychology, meaning in identifying practical solutions to affect the wellbeing of the individual, the community and the biosphere in a single approach. 

Published by Lorenzo Nava

Consultant, Trainer and Coach, on participatory learning processes, experiential learning dynamics, non formal education and NLP certified practitioner

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