As Kermit The Frog has painstakingly brooded over the years, it’s not that easy being green – despite all the earth-friendly initiatives flying my way on Earth Day yesterday.
I gotta say, as much as I love the colour green, and as much as I love the idea of being green, I am so NOT the greenest girl around. I commute to work, driving approximately 172 km a day, 860 km a week, I do not carpool (blame the job, not the girl), I travel by plane up to twice a year, and when they took my trash bin away at work, and replaced it with a blue box, I put up the biggest fight in the world … what can I say, I liked the convenience. At home, I try to recycle (I do) and I try not to aimlessly run the water, and I try not to leave the lights on, but more often than not, I fail.
I’m not anti being environmentally sound, I commend those who remember to grab their cloth bags out of their trunks so they don’t get stuck with the plastic, and those who are patient enough to find all the local produce and poultry and dairy hidden in their city’s nooks and crannies (they’re so hidden) and those who opt for cloth over TP … well, actually, maybe I don’t commend that, to me, it’s kind of ick, but again, I repeat, I’m not the greenest girl around!
But yesterday, I tried, I really, really tried. Instead of going to Starbucks, I brought my own tea to work … buuuuut probably only because I got stood up by my regular Thursday morning tea date. So I guess that doesn’t count. Later, though, I walked to the bank – IN HEELS – with the wind blowing my hair up into a Bride-of-Frankenstein-like style, but I didn’t care, oh no, I was doing my part to save the earth … mind you, if we’re being totally honest here, which we are, it really isn’t that far of a walk, only about 10 minutes, and I usually walk there anyway. I did, however, take my keys this time because of the wind, but at the last second chose to walk because of the earth.
Baby steps, right 🙂
“It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why … it’s beautiful, and I think it’s what I want to be.”
~ Kermit The Frog
Baby steps are good steps – just like in running – we can go the distance with short strides or long strides – as long as we keep moving towards our goal.
I love your wise words Janice! Thank you 🙂