1000 Flowers for the Planet - #375 Explore Your Neighbourhood
Check it out. When was the last time you really looked closely at your neighbourhood? How long since you walked around the local streets and saw what was happening nearby? Some new people may have moved in. There may be new shops or other industries nearby that sell something you need, or home businesses that need your support. There may be a local art gallery, sports facilities, youth clubs, special interest groups, nursing homes where you can visit a lonely old person, churches, health groups, new playgrounds or undiscovered parks. All or some of these can be of use to you.
Things change all the time. Progress keeps marching on. It’s certainly marching down my street. Maybe you’ll like what you find, maybe you won’t, but if you do find something in your neighbourhood that you really don’t like, then you’ve found an opportunity to make a change for the better. See what’s out there and think about how well it looks after the planet, and make a local contribution yourself.
(In my efforts not to be a Pollyanna - maybe your neighbourhood isn’t so great and maybe it’s unsafe to walk around – so how can you change that?)