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Celebrating Small Successes


A couple of days later I needed a few more items, so drove to Natural Grocers. Before I left, I found one bag in a cupboard left over from the previous owner of our home (But seriously, where the heck did I put those 20 reusable bags I’ve slowly accumulated?! Oh well). While I didn’t manage to stick to my mental list of three items (and I forgot the butter, dangit!), I did try to stick to on-sale items, with the intention of keeping personal, economic sustainability in mind. To carry everything, I ended up buying another reusable bag so I could fit all my purchases …which I’m totally going to use all the time now… Right!? Right.



On top of these things, I planted some herbs and flowers throughout my yard, the veggie seeds I planted last week are bursting forth with life, and my new worm bins are settling in. …It took a second with the red wrigglers, who were doing their best to escape, but I think we’re cool now. Got to celebrate where we can!

What have you been working on in your personal sustainability initiatives, and what small successes do you have to celebrate this week?

“Sustainability is a new idea to many people, and many find it hard to understand. But all over the world there are people who have entered into the exercise of imagining and bringing into being a sustainable world. They see it as a world to move toward not reluctantly, but joyfully, not with a sense of sacrifice, but a sense of adventure. A sustainable world could be very much better than the one we live in today.” Donella H. Meadows, The Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update
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