Her introduction to Inspiring Change…
“You want to make a difference in this world by helping others live more consciously.
But how can you make a difference on your own?
Your attempts to share your knowledge with others receives an attitude of defense, rather than acceptance.
How will you ever make a positive impact on the world?
This was the question I asked over and over again, as I began to green my life and grow more conscious of my decisions. I had no idea how to talk about the issues in a way that wouldn’t get me grimaces and scowls. So I asked for help.
Over 25 bloggers and readers helped answer this question through sharing their stories of what worked and what didn’t in trying to have a more positive influence.”
Here is my contribution to Inspiring Change
I don’t think any attempt to convert someone to a more sustainable way of thinking and acting could be considered a failure. To make no attempt at all however would be. It is unlikely that preaching at people will be effective but to gently plant the seed of thought and nurture it when you can is more likely to be a more successful approach.
I am no saint when it comes to doing all the right things so I don’t expect miracles from others either.
One small battle and personal success of mine to stem the tide of consumerism was to convince my family and friends not to buy gifts for me any more. This also lead to the adoption of a new tradition of doing Secret Santa when we get together at Christmas rather than everybody buying everybody else gifts. I thought I would receive more resistance to this but it was embraced wholeheartedly. One more victory in the fight for a healthier environment.
I emailed my initial reaction to this ebook to Lynn as follows…
I have only read the first three contributions and I am already hooked. This ebook will not only teach others to show the way but lets those who need showing see past any judgemental advice and know that behind it is only good intention. I have already learned some errors I have been making and look forward to going back out into the world and keep trying to make positive change. Thank you for the time and effort it took to put this great little publication together and thank you for including me in it.
Please download your free copy of this inspiring ebook here it may also help you to be a part of the changes you want to see take place in this world.
Today’s Declutter Item
These were some of the Snoopy items that didn’t sell on ebay. I have since donated them to the thrift store.
Something I Am Grateful For Today
The wonderful response from my readers regarding my gratitude item. You are all so gracious and understanding. I am also grateful to cold & flu medication, I tried avoiding it but five days of this wretched cold was getting me down so I succumbed and I am feeling rather mellow now and my nose isn’t running.
“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” Brother David Steindl-Rast