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kindness, one step at a time

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January 2017

Motivational Notes

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A little something to cheer up people’s day! I stuck them on people’s cars at the doctor’s surgery. Although I did feel rather sheepish about it as I looked very suspicious going around everyone’s cars and taking photos… Maybe stick them somewhere other than on people’s cars… 😛

My New Year’s Resolution: Absolutely Strawless

I’m afraid I disagree with Beyonce in that no one can be ‘flawless’. However, this year I do aim to be strawless! It’s one easy way to be more environmentally friendly, not only by contributing less to the demand of wasteful single-use plastic, but also by  reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in our oceans that kill marine wildlife. Poor turtles. 😦

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Olive Ridley sea turtle having a straw pulled from its nose

And let’s face it, it’s not like they’re exactly essential. So if you’re looking for something small yet achievable to set yourself, please follow suit and let me know! 🙂

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Some Perspective for the New Year

“I really believe that if the political leaders of the world could see their planet from a distance of 100,000 miles their outlook could be fundamentally changed. That all-important border would be invisible, that noisy argument silenced. The tiny globe would continue to turn, serenely ignoring its subdivisions, presenting a unified façade that would cry out for unified understanding, for homogeneous treatment. The earth must become as it appears: blue and white, not capitalist or Communist; blue and white, not rich or poor; blue and white, not envious or envied.”

– Michael Collins, Apollo 11 Astronaut

https://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2009/jul/HQ_09-164_Collins_statement.html

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