Do you wake with the sense that you want your day to be well lived? Does your enthusiasm make you want to make a difference? There are simple things that, combined with a bit of forethought, are super easy do to make an impact and win the day. If that’s for you, then read on. Below are three easy ways to make the world more beautiful.
There is a saying about something being “a drop in the ocean,” meaning that the act is small or meaningless with little to no impact impact. Well there is another way to view that very same drop. Rumi, an ancient philosopher and poet, states that “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
The whole ocean. That’s each one of us, or all of us. I like this thought. This reinforces that we are all in this together. Even the tiny actions play a part. The smallest choices make an impact on the world around us.
Here are three EASY steps that make a difference. With awareness, planning and initiative these changes can improve the world.
1. No Straw Please
Plastic straws make the top 10 list from Ocean Conservancy for items picked up on beach clean ups. Straws are often included in a drink when one is ordered. It takes a bit of practice when ordering at restaurants to request “no straw,” but it is EASY. We can do it.
2. Reusable Bag
I often see a plastic bag stuck in a tree, or on the side of the highway, or river. They are everywhere, and they NEVER decompose. They turn into micro pieces of plastic that are so prevalent they are turning up in drinking water, in sea salt and in the fish and marine life. You can do your part. Just carry a reusable bag with you.
3. Shampoo Bar
Have you heard of a solid shampoo? This eliminates the need for a plastic shampoo bottle. They are great for camping and traveling too. At Bodylish, we make shampoo bars that can be used for hair, body and shaving. Everything you need in one bar! They last much longer than a bottle of shampoo too. Try our Down To Earth or Totes Ma Goats shampoo bars.
Three easy actions that can make the world more beautiful. There are many, many more easy items. Do you have any in mind?