Does anybody else feel like The Crying Indian from that commercial from the 70's whenever they go outside and see the mess that careless people make of this beautiful planet? It literally makes me sad. I was out for a bike ride today (just a quick spin around town to get my lymph flowin', I was feeling stagnant sitting around the house studying) and I had my backpack on to help with doing some errands. Whenever I have my backpack on and I see some plastic bottles, cans, etc. I usually stop and pick them up to toss them in my recycling bins. I did the same thing yesterday. And I was almost disgusted seeing all new garbage that was thrown in the ditches. Packaged cheese crackers, rolls, Gatorade, soda cans, beer cans...the concoctions that society "runs" on.
Not to be a total downer: I was re-inspired after thinking of The Starfish Story as I was picking up a beer can. Every single piece of trash makes a difference. It went from polluting the face of Mother Earth to a recycling center to be turned into something usable again, all because of me. I was also reminded of one of Harley's older YouTube videos where he picked up a can to recycle and said "Picking up a bit of trash stretches the hamstrings!".
So I encourage all of you to be the change you want to see and make a difference for you and the planet NOW!