The world is fucking beautiful.
Please excuse me for saying so, but look at it:
Nine weeks ago I had stars in my eyes. I knew I was boarding a plane bound for beauty, my intentions bloated with all the love and worry I have for my children and the world they are inheriting.
I slung my video camera over my shoulder, packed my motivation, and made my way to another corner of the Earth to look for the missing link to solving the climate change crisis.
I found something different though.
I found the person I want to be. Sounds kind of cliché, no?
I don’t care. It is what it is. I like who I’m becoming and what I’ve learned here has found some real pointed focus on how I can change, both my behavior and my thinking.
I have no plans to slow down my efforts in trying to find solutions as I scoot along in life, but the thing I keep coming back to week after week here is that the solutions weren’t an ocean away – much like Dorothy who never really needed the slippers, I’ve come to find they exist in my own actions and wherever I am in my own actions and in my own community.
When I get home I’m planning a good old-fashioned work party. I want to build a root cellar so I can preserve what I grow in my garden this year and drive to the store less – since community is the stickiest word I’ve found here, I’m going to invite my neighbors and others I know as well.
Of course, that means you – please come to my root cellar party…
I’ll give you a potato. And beer.
And of course, if my ‘taters and beer aren’t enough incentives for you to want to help me dig a hole to cut my carbon foot print, then how about this?
Our world is magnificent-
Every single week I’ve been here I’ve been reminded of this fact and found a reason to cry about it.
If you too find a weepy appreciation and want to do something in addition to coming to my party (go ahead and try to beat taters and hops), then check out this article about some really simple and effective ways you can make an impact: 10 Little and Big Things You Can Do (it’s a great article!)
Hope the week treats you well, friends! Smile BIG, and stay green!