It's not easy being green....for Kermit and our family of 7. With good intentions, I personally have struggled with the "going green" thing. I want to do good when it comes to the Earth...I REALLY do!! I think of this beautiful place as sacred and a gift. So please don't get me wrong....I really want to make a difference...but it's hard.
I mean, I've bought my reusable grocery bags, but I always forget them. I've removed my name from the phone book distribution list, and I even recycle all of our milk jugs, cans, newspapers...when I remember to get it out to the curb. I can give 38 excuses of why it's hard for me and my family...I've counted. We live an abnormally busy life, and we love it that way. So sometimes going the extra mile of going green gets put on the back burner...and I've had guilt....until yesterday...I had an epiphany!
I had a vision...or at least I thought I did...until I looked in the mirror and realized that no, it was not a vision. It was real.
I stared at myself in the mirror. I cocked my head to one side and then the other, took my hat off...ran my hand over my greasy pony-tailed hat-hair, got a little closer to mirror and realized that I was saving the world! Little ol' me was doing something "green"!
I was dirty.
I was on day 4 of no shower...I had saved gallons and gallons of water in just 4 days. And I've been saving gallons and gallons of water for like...10 years! This whole time I thought I wasn't contributing to the "green movement" and I have been!
I have no time to take showers everyday....I wish I could of course, but showers are a luxury for me right now.
Day 2: Quick brush of hair, a little make up...maybe pull top of hair back, but otherwise, still looking decent, kids are okay if I go out in public.
Day 3: Ponytail, lots of deodorant, stay in car when I go places...drive-thru's only.
Day 4: Ponytail, HAT, the rest of the deodorant, say in doors.