I think we are all pretty upset to think of the giant plastic islands that are now part of our world and the animals that are suffering because we didn't realize how big a deal the plastic packaging and whatnot we use is. Sometimes I feel a bit overwhelmed and sad to think of this. It feels like it is too big of a problem for just me.
It is too big a problem for just me. But today I am going to start with a small change in my lifestyle. It may make a teeny tiny almost non-existant impact, but I am going to do it anyway. I am going to commit to buying everything I can in bulk with containers I already own - Mason jars. Dried beans, spices, flour, you name it. I don't even know the things I can buy.
Yes, it is a bit inconvenient to go to more than one place to buy foodstuffs, but it isn't that big a deal and maybe it's worth the effort right? Changing the habit is probably going to be a more challenging thing than the slight inconvenience it presents. I think it can be done. We made the change to move from plastic bags to cloth some time ago and although it took a while to get used to, and a bit of forgetfulness until we got it, the habit did get changed.
I'm not going to think about how big or little the impact of my actions are. I think the fact that a positive change in the right direction, no matter how small the impact, is going to be worth the effort. In a weird consequence I didn't expect, I feel a bit better about myself in doing something positive towards this problem.Ha!
Today is day 8 in the minimalism challenge I am part of, so I need to find 8 donation items to keep on with the quest. Yesterday I decided to cull some of the extra bedding stuff I have. Don't need all that. Maybe someone else might like some blankets. They may as well be used.
David is attempting some banjo today for the recording of 'His Get Up and Go'. I'll try and sneak a picture.
Have a great thursday you guys. I'm off to the Bulk Barn :)