One of the things I learned--was reminded of, really--is that since I have food in my refrigerator, clothes in my closet and a roof over my head I am better off than 83% of the world's population. I am reminded to express gratitude but also challenged to do more.
I also learned that natural resources are being used at a rate that is 50% greater than the Earth can renew and sustain. Some of the food in my refrigerator and most of the clothes in my closet have a cost to the planet far more than I was privileged to be able to spend.
So for me, things are not okay in this country right now and, really not okay in the world. It is devastating to contemplate and what can one person do?
I am going to take a long hard look at candidates for the next election and vote.
I am going to continue to work at decreasing the amount of chemicals in the products I put on and in and even near my body. It will be better for me and better for the environment.
I am going to continue to volunteer my time where I can.
I am returning to my plan of having at least one car-free day each week.
I am going to educate myself about companies that are dedicated to doing
good in the community and in the world and support them. I am going to seriously investigate changing my investment strategies.
Why are so many people in this country so scared and angry? We should be...BUT not because we don't have enough and someone else has more.