I read this quote last week when it arrived with my latest update to Gretchen Ruben’s ~ The Happiness Project ~ newsletter.
“Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful.” ~ Gertrude Stein
The part that struck me mostly about the quote was this “Anything one does every day is important …” which said to me ~ Whatever you do today make it something good because it is important either way. Important because no matter what you do it will have either a positive or negative effect on either you, those around you, the planet you live on and all that inhabit it or possibly all three. I am sure you have all heard of the butterfly effect.
So, today, with that thought in mind would you rather…
- Buy something new today that you really don’t need ~ or ~ donate something today that you already have and barely use to someone who might have a use for it. (This choice will affect you, others and the planet)
- Today would you rather continue holding on to stuff, that you don’t need, that your family will have to deal with someday when you are gone ~ or ~ start getting rid of the excess stuff today so you family don’t have to in their time of grief. (This choice will affect you and your loved ones, those benefitting from your purging and untimately the planet)
- Add to your debt today by buying something new that you want but don’t need ~ or ~ sell something of your excesses and pay a little off your debt. (This choice will affect you, your loved ones, others and the planet)
- Continue to live in a cluttered, oppressive and possibly unhealthy environment ~ or ~ start purging items that are violating your space, depressing you, collecting dust and possibly hindering your cleaning process. (This choice will affect you, your loved ones and anyone living with you.)
This list could go on and on but I think you get the idea.
So what are you going to do today?
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter a shirt, pair of trousers or jacket that you no longer fit or like to wear.
Today’s Declutter Item
With two people eating mostly a low-carb diet one set of measuring cups for baking is enough these days as there is very little baking done.
Eco Tip for the Day
Remember that every little thing you can do today to lessen your carbon footprint will have a positive effect on the environment.
For a full list of my eco tips so far click here