MARCH 2016: Don’t Wait.
“There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.” — Marshall McLuhan
Challenge: Get outside. Spend time in nature, connect with it. And then, take action to care for it.
Here are just a few ideas of things you can do this month – plant flowers, plant a tree, spend an afternoon picking up trash around your neighborhood, set up a recycling bin/station at your home, grab a friend and take a walk during your lunch break, walk or ride your bike instead of driving short distances.
How often: Daily, Weekly.
What you will need: Self-discipline, action.
Why?: We, as a society, have gotten into a lazy rut when it comes to taking care of our planet. We have become self-entitled inhabitants, assuming that we deserve even the tiniest part of this place we call home. Just like any living thing, our planet must be cared for daily. We must open our eyes to the beauty around us, we must learn how to connect with it, and we must take action every day in order to preserve and protect it. We must take action for the sake of 100 years from now, yes, but also for today.
[ For those of you keeping a 12MofBliss Journal: Before this challenge, how would you grade yourself when it comes to recycling and taking care of our planet? How do you plan on improving your methods? How can you make these actions permanent in your weekly routine? How did you attempt to connect with nature this month? Did it work? ]
March’s Linkup: This month’s linkup will take place at Ember Grey on Wednesday, March 30. This linkup will serve as a place for all of us to share our thoughts and reflections on this particular challenge. Hope to see you there!
This post is part of the Twelve Months of Bliss series. Get more info here.