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Friday, October 17, 2008

We're "going green" ...

One of my {many} posts on Tuesday was about picking 5 actions from a list provided on a stunning site called http://www.wearewhatwedo.org/actiontracker/.

Essentially this a challenge to start saving our World (yikes!!! what an awesome responsibility we have ... breathe in ... just breathe .... - we can do it!!!) a little bit at a time.

I have never really put much effort into "going green" before so this is the perfect opportunity for me to start being accountable for my little spot on this Planet we call home. It will take a fair amount of change in my household to go completely "green", however, I believe that a little at a time is certainly better than none at all so I am making a start and I am committing myself to this project by putting it out there for all to follow.

Tomorrow afternoon I am going to scour the web for other ideas on how to go green so will have loads of reading for you guys over the next few weeks - oooh, another project - so exciting ...

By the way, I also believe that "going green" does not restrict itself to the environment - there is so much hatred and despair and intolerance and just plain nastiness in this world that working on our relationships with others will also go a long way to making this a "green" and friendly world - sooooo if you haven't joined us yet, give this a try TODAY - smile at somebody when they pee you off and you'll notice that your anger goes away almost completely - it even works in the traffic ... tee hee ... REMEMBER that ONLY YOU are RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU and YOUR ACTIONS - you are not responsible for anybody else's actions - and ONLY YOU can CHANGE how YOU REACT to others - you cannot change how they will react to you but that's ok 'coz they may learn something from you today ...

Today's project for me, however, is to organise party packs and cakes and lunch, etc for Bryce's birthday party tomorrow. He is so excited, bless his heart - I just love doing things to make my little guy's eyes shine ... so I am off to Party Themes and Makro and the Cake Shop and a whole load of other places ...

This is such nasty weather though and for once I am not hysterical that his party will be rained out - at least the kids can play Paintball in the rain - in fact, I think it is more fun .... like real 'Nam ... tee hee ...

Just a bit of useless info for you - I was going to have my hair blow dried straight today BUT will give it a miss as a second in the rain will reduce it back to curly and unruly ... gotta love this weather ... grrrr ...

Love,

4 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Good luck with the B'day arrangements. I can just imagine all the boys having real fun even if it rains. Was just wondering whether you did receive Carol's jpg's.

jacqui said...

Hope you have a super birthday party. Ooh what fun - paintball in the mud and rain. Any boy's dream

Sophia said...

Oh, I am sure they will have great fun, hope the weathere lifts a bit for them, but if not, they will still have fun!!!

Andrea said...

Phil is having his 8th birthday tomorrow, but I am not as wonderful a mom as you and I am afraid this year it consists of a cake from a packet and a few sweets on paper plates (oh I sound horrible how :-( am sure Bryce will have a ball at his.

Can soooooo relate to the hair and the rain, I feel your pain!