For a class project about our community, my daughter must record every single piece of trash we throw away. Recording it like this amazes me; it’s not even noon, and I’m made more garbage that any person should.
I am not helping my environment, I lament as I see the plastic milk carton, the paper towels, the fruit rinds, and the coffee filters. Then I remember our compost pile. I ask myself, “Is this thing in my hand really waste, or can I use it somehow?” I can compost, recycle, and reuse. It’s so easy, I realize that, in part, I’m just simply lazy.
It’s funny how recording things raises the kind of awareness I need. I lose weight when I record what I eat. I gain health when I record our family’s five fruits and veggie servings each day. I grow spiritually when I keep a record of prayers I offer and scriptures I’m learning. I grow mentally when I learn and record it in a blog.
Living with flair means keeping a record to monitor the garbage in my life. I don’t want waste and worthless output; I want meaningful, beautiful, and beneficial.
Have you ever monitored your own garbage?