“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
The greatest hope of mankind has always been to save the planet and save ourselves. As imperfect beings, we usually think that making a difference is nearly impossible – but it’s not. It is easy to get pessimistic grumble about things going downhill in the world.
The truth is, we need to start saving Mother Earth through many daily practices which will make difference. Nevertheless, there are still many people that think it is time-consuming and costly to implement those activities in your day.
However, we can make the world a better place by changing little things that we do on a daily basis and also make ourselves happier with that.
YOU CAN START SAVING MOTHER EARTH RIGHT NOW:
SAY HELLO TO A STRANGER.
Being at work and busy all the time we are caught up in our own worlds. But from time to time when you are receiving a friendly person’s warm greeting it feels wonderful. Exchange that moment and give someone a warm “Good morning!” or “Hello!”. It can mean a lot to someone.
Every single one of us has some kinds of stuff that are just laying around the house and no longer uses them. Check your drawers, your closets, find some clothes that don’t fit anymore and donate them to a Goodwill or Salvation Army. You are not using those items but there is someone who needs them and who will put them in great use.
Recycling is becoming pretty easy in today’s world. It’s not even hard to locate a trash service that offers plastic, glass or aluminum recycling deposit. However, there are many of us who still discard aluminum and glass items into the normal garbage can.
It will only take a few seconds to rinse cans and bottles before dropping them into the recycle bin and putting all that material in re-use and also in an eco-friendly way.
Old notebooks, newspapers, mail and other paper products are another way to place a serious burden on our junkyard. Most of the people, throw out hundreds of trees per year although they are not realizing it.
VISIT SOMEONE WHO NEEDS COMPANY.
Visit some relative close by, someone at a nursing home or a retirement center they would be glad to see you. There are many people who could use the company of a friendly person such as you! Unfortunately, those are people who are abandoned by others and feel alone.
PICK UP TRASH LYING AROUND.
This is our world and our environment, and that makes it our responsibility. When you see a piece of trash lying on the ground take a few seconds to pick it up and place it in a garbage can.
“We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.” – Wangari Maathai
GROW A GARDEN.
Being responsible for an array of flowers and plants will give you an enormous feeling of joy and not only that you will be doing your part for our environment.
SET A POSITIVE EXAMPLE.
You don’t need to be perfect… but conducting yourself with dignity and class is something that can have a very powerful impact on others. Whether is at home, school, out or at work giving example with your attitude, ethics, speech and in other areas is a very important thing for improving our lives in this world.
“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” – Barack Obama
Find something that’s dear to your heart and volunteer some time there. There are wonderful sites like www.serve.gov and www.voluntermatch.org that will match you with great causes such as caring for pets, reading to children, feeding the homeless, rebuilding our neighborhoods, helping disabled veterans, and more.
COMMIT TO SELF-IMPROVEMENT.
Nobody can change overnight but in time and with small effort people can change for the better. This is easier said than done, but it’s possible. By doing the above steps you are already committing to yourself and to self-improvement. The real challenge in life is when you do little things on a daily basis, constantly, and changing the world step by step every day.