Monday, January 07, 2008

Three Things

I read a really great post the other day on BlogHer that inspired this post. I can't find it to link to it though, my apologies to the original author. :)

I'm not a New Year's resolution-er. I really never have been, but this year I've made a very short list.

Just three things.

Three little things I can do to make the world a better place.

1. No more paper or plastic. I'm going to purchase enough of these handy totes, which keep popping up at every grocery store I shop at, so that I will not need to use disposable bags. Now, we reuse our bags and recycle them back at the store when the pile gets too big, but we can stop. And we will stop. This year. In the grand scheme of things I know this won't halt global warming, but it's a start.

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2. Recycle. We haven't recycled the entire time we've been married - 6 years. I'm pretty sure that it was illegal to -not- recycle at our last house, but we never got caught. I just got off the phone with Public Works and our shiny new bins will arrive next week. :)

3. Read the New Testament in 2008. This one is a little more esoteric, but stick with me and you'll see how it fits. I have a deep desire to be more Christ-like. By committing to reading His words and his vision for my life I can only get closer. And if I'm more Christ-like, the world will most definitely benefit from it. Care to join me?

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4 comments:

Meryl said...

I posted about this on my blog as well (here: http://www.mybitofearth.net/2008/01/wednesday-poll.html)

The original BlogHer post is here: http://www.blogher.com/three-ways-you-can-simply-change-world-better

I decided to do reusable grocery sacks too and after the first week of using them they were so much more convenient that I will never go back! Your bags are way cuter than mine though--all I could find was plain canvas.

Good luck on your three things!

trek said...

I crocheted a couple of string bags last year - they go shopping with me all the time - I leave them in the map pocket of the minivan.

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

Great goals. : )

Since you're talking about Recycling, you might like this useful link for Tyvek envelope recycling.

mzb said...

I like your goals.

We started carrying our own bags to the grocery store...they even give 5 cents back for each one. My problem is I either forget them hanging on the door to go out to the car, or get to the store and forget to take them out of the car!

Thanks for stopping by my blog at LimoncelloSTYLE. I appreciate your looking out for me too. My address on the web is something I struggle with...I mean, it is my business address too...so theoretically, it is everywhere anyway...but I see what you mean about extra stragglers showing up. I just couldn't wait to put up the invite since I am trying to post about inspiration as soon as it hits.

Hope you come back to visit soon :)