What is the view from your window? I'm asking because we should always take the time to appreciate that view. Go ahead, take a minute and do so now. Is there greenery? How about a garden? Are there flowers in bloom? It is what we make it.
We need to go through life with our eyes wide open. Some people go through life with blinders on. They only live on the world as if aimlessly passing through, not in the world with meaning or purpose. I feel sorry for them.
I prefer and try to live up to my true potential. It's not always easy, but it is easier if I hold myself accountable for everything I do on this earth. Am I contributing and doing my part? Am I a friend or a foe? Am I being wasteful? Am I living a simple lifestyle?
Lately, all you hear is the new catch phrase, 'Going Green'. I believe that going green is nothing more than a trend supported by the media and our current economic times. Many of us have contributed to being so-called green before it was popular. There has always been a sub-culture of us who have been considered weird because we're homesteaders, or tree-huggers, or hippies, or whatever you want to call us. We have many terms. Me, I feel I'm honoring my heritage (my Grandmothers) and hopefully leaving a legacy. Again, we need to be more responsible and hopefully lead the way as not a trend, but a purposeful life.
This thought came to me this morning...'What if there were no landfills?' Let's suppose that all your waste must accumulate in your own backyard. After all, it must go somewhere. Consider the filth and health hazard created in a very short time for you and your family.
Let's imagine that besides your garbage you bag up, that every appliance, car, piece of furniture that you replace, your old one must be deposited into your backyard.
Are the blinders coming off yet? I'm positive I'm preaching to the choir here, but what about those who think it's their right to keep accumulating more and better without any responsibility for those consequences. Keeping up with the Joneses is not the path to a fulfilling life. Living a simple life is the best answer.
I just read an article by someone who believes that by 'going green' (which in my opinion means being responsible), we will be living smaller, more inconvenient, more uncomfortable, more expensive, less enjoyable, and less hopeful lives. WOW!!! I would hate to live in that man's world. He really needs to take his blinders off.
Please don't take your life and your responsibility for granted. Allow your life to be stimulated with the possibilities of the differences you can make in and on this earth. Please start within your own backyard.