It appears that today’s post is going to be another short rant…. sorry! I was driving home from work tonight and was inspired by the scene pictured above. This was what I saw in the grass next to a stop light. It made me sad, it made me embarrassed, it made me angry.
I am working hard to teach my children the importance of taking care of themselves, their possessions, and the environment that surrounds them. However, when we are continually seeing all sorts of garbage in the streets, it makes it very hard for me to teach them to respect themselves and others. All around our city there is garbage – it makes me sad and embarrassed on behalf of my city. Why don’t people care? Why don’t people have enough self-respect and community pride to want to treat our city well? Why don’t they help us all to keep our world looking nice? When they litter, they are hurting the rest of us.
Today, 83 days ’til 40, I hope that more people will understand that everyone plays an important role in respecting our environment, and, ultimately, ourselves.