1000 Flowers for the Planet - #377 Notice Your Surroundings
Usually when I go to work I walk in the door, do my job and go home at the end of my shift, but recently I took a stroll around the grounds and noticed, to my pleasure, that we have lots of different flowering gum trees. Those that were flowering had subtle blooms in shades of pink or yellow, and those that had finished had empty caps, and others had gumnuts of different shapes and sizes. The variety was a true delight to discover.
Take pleasure in your surroundings, notice what’s happening in your environment and keep an eye out for the good and the nasty. If you notice any problems, such as factories pouring waste into the environment, do something about it. Look at what problems might be nearby – pollution, illegal dumping of rubbish, infrastructure in need of maintenance, any threats to health and safety – and do something about it.
Conversely, notice all the good things too. Take time to watch what happens nearby, how people have fun, what makes them laugh and how much beauty there is around you. Try to fix what’s wrong, for the sake of our planet, and focus lots of attention on what’s good, to create a better world.