Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What's Wrong With This Picture?

...actually, not a darned tootin' thing. As you can see, my husbands vehicle is parked on our front lawn. Yep, he got out there, washed his car(Which relaxes him) and he washed it on our front lawn.

He was not trying to show off his nearly 6 year old car, but we watch enough Green TV programs to know that we all can help thee environment, and by washing your vehicle on your lawn(If you have one), is one way of going Green. Your next best option is to run it through a car wash, for that water is recycled(At some car washes)...who knew.

It's funny. When I first started out to Green-ize(I made that word up) our lives, I thought for sure I would be letting go of many things. But low and behold, I am not. I am just redoing things in a different manner. I am just rethinking on how I can better serve my planet. For I am just borrowing her for a little while. And how do you take care of something that you borrow from a friend or neighbor? If you do not take care of that item, then most more than likely you will not treat our planet with any care either.

We are here for a minuscule amount of time in the big picture. I heard this quote form an upcoming movie and it made complete sense, even though this line was being delivered for a completely different reason.

"If the planet dies, you die. If you die the planet survives."

Truer words were never spoken. So, does filling your recycle bin put you out, does it bother you to curtail your driving and stay home a bit more, does reusing something instead of buying it new make you shudder? Then you are not someone who is interested in being or going green. I love life and I want to improve the quality of mine. I am doing that in many ways, but they are all small moves. But how do you eat an elephant...one bite at a time.

1 comment:

Frankie said...

I don't know if I've ever mentioned this or not, but I don't do green things to be green, I just do them to save my family money! Am I awful or what? lol

It's actually a win-win situation, though. We win by saving money, and the environment wins, too.

I actually did know that car washes recycled water, which is one of the reasons I use them instead of washing at home. The other is I'm just lazy. lol I asked the owner of a nice car wash one time how much money they spent in water, and he explained it was recycled.