Sunday, 2 October 2011

Thought For The Day...Week 18

Thought For The Day, today is based on environmental concerns. We ALL live on this earth, we are ALL responsible for all of our behaviours and attitudes, and this includes respecting and ‘keeping’ (tending) our planet. We can all make a few simple steps, and in so doing make a GLOBAL difference…really, it ‘starts at home’ as they say.

Here is an extract from the book I have just finished reading, which explains what I have been thinking about more and more. With 4 kids, I need to make sure I am doing the right thing, and thus providing for them an example and a role to follow:

“...Yet not all is negative. Despite the urgency of the (environmental) crisis, and the difficulty of going against our materialistic culture, there is also good news in living more simply. Sociologists and others have written of the epidemic of ‘Affluenza’ sweeping Western nations. This has been defined as ‘a painful, contagious, virally transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more’. Reducing our addiction to filling the inner void with ‘retail therapy’ or electronic games, to traveling faster and further, to earning more yet enjoying less, can only be good for us. Reconnecting with nature and our place in it, that genuine relationships give more satisfaction than inanimate or virtual ones: all these have great social, psychological and physical benefits.” Dave Bookless.

Well, something to think about this week at any rate...
Have a FAB Sunday,

See you tomorrow,

Tamsyn x

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