Have you watched the old classic "What About Bob?" Definitely one of my all time favorite movies. Having a therapist background I find it hilarious. One of the best, most quotable lines from the movie is simply "baby steps".
Today Bill and I are taking a BIG step towards our dream of creating an eco-friendly, green, sustainable, planet-friendly event center. Today we will officially own the first of 2 10-acre pieces of land on which we will build The Cedars Event Center.
So much of this is exciting, I have a hard time going to sleep because of ideas flowing. I wake up early super excited. However, there is another side. The learning curve is huge. That's ok, we are surrounded with people who know so much more than us. The part that I'm finding most intimidating is my own ignorance around truly living green.
I've grown up just flipping light switches, flushing toilets, using my oven, taking luxurious baths and not thinking too much about it. We are choosing to put ourselves in to a situation where we have to think about our earth and the resources it shares.
"Notice without judging" is a phrase you often hear during a yoga class. I love it. It applies so well to effective behavior change strategy. I want to notice the ways that I waste without judging myself for us but simply learning and doing better. I want others to learn with us but not to judge themselves or feel judged.
Strategically aligned baby steps still move us forward in the right direction. If we all took baby steps towards a greener way of living today it would really make a difference. I remember reading once that the simple act of only using 1 paper napkin at a meal would have a significant impact.
What are the baby steps you can make today to honor our great shared planet?
Posted on Thu, September 3, 2015
by Marilyn Orr filed under