For the love of god, please stop the littering! It is really out of control by me.
I am wanting to start a campaign in my community about it but no idea where to start. Yes they have volunteers who are kind enough to pick up trash on the side of the road. But the core issue is that people are too lazy to take their trash out.
I see entire tied up garbage bags just tossed in the ditch. Even worse, I see trash OUTSIDE a garbage bin that they didn’t quite get the aim right. And then what happens? The wind blows that piece of wrapper away and it gets stuck in a tree. Then people see that bit of wrapper and think it is okay to leave their trash out. Or, I don’t even know what goes inside people’s minds when they think “I will just throw this out my car window.” NO! DON’T DO IT! JUST DON’T!
Not only is it bad for our planet, but I am tired of looking at trash. For nothing else, don’t do it for the aesthetics. That is a more shallow reason, of course, but it is a valid reason none of the less. Do you want to stare at trash every time you drive to work? Me neither! So don’t do it! Just keep it in your car until you get to work and throw it out at work. Or keep a trash bag in your car if you know you’re in your car a lot so you can pick it up later. It’s not rocket science. It’s really not. Trash goes in the trash bin. See….it’s simple.
Just because you are tired is no reason to throw trash on the ground. So let’s agree with Batman, let’s make every day Earth day. Be a superhero and don’t litter! Seriously!
Do you have an environment concern in your community? Share down below!
As 13 Going on 30 is one of my favorite Rom-Com’s of all time, I decided I couldn’t resist a play-off post when my thirtieth birthday arrived today.
I usually think my birthday is neat because it’s tax day, the day Abe Lincoln was shot, and the ice-ing on the cake…day the Titanic hit the iceberg. This year, I think it’s neat (or rather, absolutely dreadful) that I am turning 30. I had my proper freak-out last week and this week, despite the pounding migraine from all this crazy weather, I decided I’m going to rock it.
So here we go. Here is the list of my lessons to me by me. Feel free to add your own life lessons / morals in the comments. I LOVE hearing new lessons and inspiration!
- It’s going to be okay.
- No really, it is. It really, truly, honestly is going to be okay.
- You can’t change, predict or control a lot of things, and that’s okay.
- Telling yourself it is okay enough times, sometimes actually makes it so.
- You got this.
- Just because the future is uncertain, doesn’t mean it is over.
- Not everyone makes it to thirty, so be glad you did. Every day is a gift.
- Plan ahead. Even if just a little bit.
- Budget and diet are not such bad words to consider in your daily routine.
- Coffee is your best friend.
- You are a writer. Don’t be ashamed of it. Don’t worry that you’ll never be normal again. Because let’s face it, you were never normal to begin with, and that’s okay.
- It’s REALLY going to be okay. Trust in the Universe.
- Every person might not be nice, but every person is important. Treat each person with kind thoughts. Including you.
So that’s it for today. There are totally more lessons, sometimes I learn a new lesson every day. But like the title of the movie, I am sticking to 13.
Have you learned anything about yourself this year? This year I am totally going to pay attention to my Self (that is capital S), and not keep forgetting about myself as I am busy helping others. And not let these dang migraines slow me down so much!!!!
Last week at work they decided to add a new sign. It was my job to find all the letters. Of course, as an author, this delighted me.
First fun bit was the only letter missing for the word we needed was “F”. We didn’t have a single “F”. I was thinking AWW F! to myself at first (get it? Hehe!). But then I got creative. Like a true author, I was able to think outside of the box. We didn’t have any F’s, but we had plenty of E’s. So I took this one “E” and broke off the bottom leg of it. Magically, it transformed into an “F”. Professor Mcgonagall would be so proud of me, I would have totally aced Transfiguration!
Anyway, I joked with my co-workers that “I never worked so hard for an F before.” and it was amusing to think that was true. Usually you do everything in your power to avoid an F. Unless you just don’t give a flying F anymore. But I never reached that point.
Second bit of fun was later in the afternoon. They asked me to tape the letters to the wall for a mock-run of what the final product would look like. I said okay. So after standing on a chair for twenty minutes putting up the words, I was happy to be done. But then two letters fell off, making a lot of noise and scaring us in the process. But then I laughed, as the two letters spelled “If”.
So there were a lot of “If” jokes that followed.
Anyway, just goes to show you, letters and words can be fun!
What word always amuses you? Have you ever put up a sign with letters before? Share below!