I am devoting the month of April to increasing my awareness of how my actions affect the environment: not only the physical environment of our planet, but the spiritual and emotional environment as well. I will attempt to do something positive every day, or refrain from doing a negative thing. Little things, if done by everybody, can make a huge difference.

I try to remember to take my cloth bags to the grocery store to avoid wasting paper or imposing more plastic on the environment, but I am not always successful. Rather than beating myself up over my forgetfulness, though, I promise to try harder next time. I will not mess up my emotional environment by negative thinking.

I had a book called “One Hundred Things to do for the Environment.” With Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, many such resources are available on line. I want to put these recommendations into practice. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or practices I can incorporate into my daily living to make a smaller footprint.


About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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1 Response to footprints

  1. Rene says:

    I COMPLETELY support that, and I, too, have struggled with guilt and negativity when my actions have a detrimental impact on the earth. I take that responsibility seriously and have thought much about this topic. I am glad you’ve chosen it as a topic for the month. Maybe someone can help me be more positive! 🙂


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