Today’s Kindness Prompt: Take care of Mother Earth.
The first job given to mankind–after populating the earth–was to take care of it. As we’ve advanced, we’ve found more ways to damage the earth than to maintain it. Let’s do our part to change that.
One of the things I absolutely loved about my son’s Montessori School is that the school focused on the development of the whole person as a citizen of the world. The children were taught how to care about all people and how to care for the earth. Ziploc bags, disposable utensils and containers were not allowed. Lunches, including yogurt, milk and juice, had to be placed in reusable containers. There was a no waste policy. The director and teachers taught the children to conserve water when washing their hands and brushing their teeth and many other tips for saving the environment. The children learned that the little things we do as individuals add up to a world of difference.
Through my son’s early education, I became more intentional about my role in taking care of the earth. The idea of single-handedly conquering the varied “earth” issues is absurd, but there are many little things we can do to preserve our planet for future generations.
Starting today, let’s be kind to the earth. If you don’t know where to begin, here are a few simple suggestions:
- Use reusable containers, including water bottles and coffee cups
- Unplug small appliances and phone chargers when they are not in use
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or lathering up
- Use reusable grocery bags for shopping
- Keep a trash bag in your car, so when you see litter you can pick it up. This also minimizes the temptation to toss the “beer can” out the window
- Recycle and upcycle
- Plant a tree, a shrub, flowers
If you already do these things, kudos! Now, it’s time to step up your game. There’s always more that can be done.
Note about today’s image: The gorgeous painting above was created by Lori-Anne C, one of my Love Notes pals. She created this for the latest Global heART Exchange. The theme was “Nature Quotes.” The back of the painting is just as beautiful as the front.
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