Last week, our dog Tucker had to be put to sleep. We’d had Tucker for 9 years, and over the past year, he had steadily lost control of his hind legs, until, in his final days, he was only able to drag himself around on his hip.
Even a dog leaves things behind when he leaves this world: 3 dog beds (one for each of his favorite rooms), a collar with tags, medications, a contact lens from eye surgery he had several years ago (we kept it in case he had to have the same surgery on his other eye), a leash, a food bowl, and enough shed hair to knit a sock.
We all will die, and no one knows the time. What are you leaving behind for others to clean up, sort, and dispose of when you are no longer here to do those things yourself? Is that how you want to be remembered? Is that the burden you want to leave for your family and friends during their time of grief? If not, start taking care of your excess today.
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter two toiletry or beauty items.
Eco Tip For The Day
Only put enough water in your kettle for the reason you are boiling it. More water takes longer to heat using more electricity. What isn’t used just goes cold again.
It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when I’m slow