We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
It's only natural to think more about nature during summer as it's more likely you're out and about and more engaged with nature than you might be otherwise.
While walking this week, at a slow summer pace, I registered that over the past two years I had made changes that would have had a big personal impact just on that one walk.
I was taking some shoes to get resoled, a bag to get a new zipper. Things I may previously have seen as dead and excited to replace.
~I've learned to love the things I have a lot more since reading 'The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up' Marie Kondo
...I had my reusable coffee cup after finally building the habit of using them (almost all the time).
(HACK: after failing with this for a long time I worked out I need a couple of them) ...
and the shopping bag...
I had the reusable nappies packed so none were bought at the supermarket.
I quickly did the sums that those shoes, that bag, that coffee cup, that 30 pack of nappies and the plastic bags would have mindlessly and humbly left behind by me. In my mind it became visible, the pile of trash I could have so easy left behind.
This is all at no cost to me. What a privilege it is to slow down and think!