As some may or may not know, I live in Berkeley, CA. There are many reasons why I love living in the Bay Area; it is quirky, liberal, beautiful, full of small businesses, great food, and there is a real sense of community.
The downfalls of living here are: there are a lot of homeless people (which I think we should work more diligently to help), a little more gun activity than I would like, and there is a lot of garbage on our streets.
Lately the garbage issue has been agitating me more and more. I take my dog for walks everyday, and everyday I notice the abundance of trash everywhere. It’s gross and makes our cute neighborhood full of Victorian and craftsman homes look like a slum. This has led me to carrying an extra bag (in addition dog’s poo bag) and picking up pieces of garbage as I walk. Simple, easy and my neighborhood is looking much better. My good friend and neighbor is now doing it too.
I hope this inspires others to take the time to pick up garbage as well or just avoid littering all together.
Do you have this issue in your neighborhood?
I am not anywhere near getting married but if I were, I would totally want this ring:
Hannah Brenher writes love notes to strangers. It may sound a little strange to some, but I think it is such a wonderful thing to do. Sometimes people just need to hear something lovely and positive, even if it is from a stranger.
I am a firm believer that any sort of energy a person puts into the world, whether it be in words or written on paper has a ripple effect. The more positive energy I put out into the world, the more positive vibes are going to surround me and others. If everyone made a conscious effort to be more positive and helpful/caring of others I think we would see a massive change in the world. As I have mentioned before on this blog, random acts of kindness (including love letters) are a great thing to get in the habit of doing.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.