Monday when I was getting the kids lunches ready for that day, I pulled out the “naturals” meat we picked up for their lunch and looked at the package.
When I was home with the kids 1 week ago on the Monday, the weekend of the snow and nice storm I listened to a TED Talk about a mid-20’s woman who was holding a glass mason jar in her hand. This jar held all of the garbage she had used in the past 3 years.
3 years in ONE jar.
I was blown away and extremely intrigued. HOW could she live with only that small amount of garbage. I found it absolutely fascinating! It requires a true dedication to living a smarter, simpler life. Similar actually, to our adjustment to life with our oils.
This really sparked something in side of me.
Yesterday morning as I was making their lunches and putting their carefully selected meats on their sandwiches I turned the package over, and over, and over. Not one recycle sign on the plastic package. My heart sank, the kids saw it and asked what was wrong. I showed them the hard package and told them its not recyclable. They were both shocked. Its plastic, why is it not recyclable!?
Tonight I looked up our local township’s recycling program. I was honestly shocked to see plastic bags are NOT recyclable.
That really got me thinking… What do I want to remember my life for? What could I do to help improve the world for my own future as well as my children and their future.
Ive found in my transformation over the past couple years Im becoming much more mindful in planning meals much more purposely. Looking for real food options vs convenience. Cleaning up our personal and health care options of what goes on our bodies. Now bringing in the packaging to the whole picture. Always room for improvement and it feels really good to be being even more mindful!
Time to bring even more simplicity into our life of simple living!