Jen Hatmaker, how did you follow through with 7 for 7 months? Following your experiments for just weeks at a time, I have to say I’m already tired of this mutiny. Tired. Tired. Tired. This post should have been done Friday. Urgh!
If I didn’t want to let you all down (like you are even caring), I would quit and call this whole thing off. This would be the perfect week too! I’m at WASTE and to tell you the truth, I could careless. Waste, Schmaste! Who cares?
I’ve never been into Arbor Day or Earth Day. Articles that start like this turn me off, “It’s the Earth’s Day today, but it’s our moment to look around, breathe our air in a little deeper and hug our trees a little tighter.” (huffington post) I don’t want to hug trees. I would much rather hug humans. Anybody with me?
I could careless if our light-bulbs save energy, because they cost $$$ more to buy.
I could careless if things are recycled, as per the conversation with my hubby this week.
Hubs: Did you throw something in the recycling container?
Me: Hmm, yes I did! (smiling ‘cuz I knew he’d be so proud that I’d probably get a hug)
Hubs: Babe, clothes don’t go in the recycling trash can?
Me: They don’t??? They can be recycled.
Then preparing for this week I read in 7 a quote by Wendell Berry:
God made the world because He wanted it made. He thinks the world is good, and He loves it. It is His world; He has never relinquished title to it. And He has never revoked the conditions, bearing on His gift to us the use of it, that obliges us to take excellent care of it. If God loves the world, then how might any person of faith be excused for not loving it or justified in destroying it?”
Darn! TRUTH! God did create something magnificent that you and I should treasure. Recently, while breathing in fresh air and hugging trees, I spotted the marvelous creation called “squirrel” up a tree. It was all beautiful!
Reluctantly, this week I’ll begin respecting more of the earth and all the preciousness it has to offer. Seriously, I don’t want to take God’s creations for granted. Especially those human ones – that’s where my heart is. If you agree, click HERE to tweet that. Therefore while I set my heart on reaching humans and try to step out of a world of waste, these tweaks will seem very minimal to most of you. Don’t judge! These are big steps from a girl who really just wants to have the time of her life.
Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don’t ask why
It’s not a question, but a lesson learned in time (by Green Day)
Here’s my habits to begin a less wasteful life:
-take care of the things I have (house, plants, belongings)
-conserve energy and water (turn off all lights, take shorter showers)
-recycle (I will carry things to the recyle container and learn what is recyclable)
-plan out my days so there is less wasted time (using Michael Hyatt’s system as an example)
-revert back to 7 foods where there was less waste
Suddenly I’m feeling like I’m doing the ackward part of the Cha-Cha — reverse, reverse!
Won’t you prepare to love on Mother Earth this week with me!