Living Lightly: A Primer

I’m not a purist. I’m not perfect — beware of anyone who says they are!

But I like to think that I’d leave the world better than I found it, thus: Living Lightly . When we have less, harm less, we have more to give.

Beauty in the world: we’re so lucky to have the responsibility to care for it.

I try only not to judge others; particularly, not myself. We’re going to make questionable choices, we’re going to do the wrong thing — which we may think is the right thing at the time, but what does it do to you to rehash it. Once you realize your mistake, don’t repeat it. Do your best, be diligent, learn from your mistake and move on. It’s easier said than done, but it’s worth it to yourself to allow yourself grace to {forgive me}, ‘Let it Go’.

“Being human — it makes every one of us not only fallible, but also ensures each one of us will make mistakes.” – Kelly Bikurgurl

There is no perfect human who lives among us. There is no perfect human who has ever lived. Period. Anyone who says differently is diluted.

We also have a responsibility. Especially, most of us living in the developed world, we have most of our essential needs taken care of. We have food, shelter, relative stability in our lives. We therefore have a responsibility to pay it forward. We have the responsibility to be better than those who came before us; to walk lightly; to live lightly.

Think about Carpooling, 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), protect wildlife; try to live with less packaging, less chemicals; more native plants/less grass and exotics, more vegetation/less impervious areas; more snuggles/less rules, more love/less not-love….

What is your responsibility? Will you live lightly on this Earth?


3 thoughts on “Living Lightly: A Primer

  1. Love this, something I try to do everyday but there are times I find myself thinking I NEED something else, another thing, bigger house, new jeans haha whatever it might be. Usually I come to my senses but in the world we live in it is so easy to get trapped in the idea that we need more and more and more when we don’t and shouldn’t! Anyways great reminder!:)

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    1. Agreed! It’s easy to feel marginalized, but taking ownership of who you are and where you are in your journey — appreciating what you do have, is so much more empowering and I’ve found fills me with so much gratitude.

      Thank you so much for your thoughts and stopping by!!

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