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Vigilance lapsed this past week and plastic started creeping back in. Dry cleaners use plastic sheaths. I forgot my mesh bags that I use for mushrooms at Whole Foods & ended up with four plastic bags (I like mushrooms). Sure I didn’t get a bag for myself at Walgreens or Target, used the one I have in my purse, and I felt bad about violating my principles, so there is progress. I need to talk to the dry cleaner and see if they will do without the plastic for me. I also bought a refill of dishwasher pods in a big plastic container. I had planned to buy powder like I did for my laundry detergent, but when it came down to it, I want clean dishes and I’m not confident that will happen with powder. Aware that there are similar problems for me choosing food to eat from menus. I can’t focus on how what the world is offering in abundance now is crap. I need to focus on creating my world. I may need community. My kids are oblivious and no one who is in my day-to-day life seems to care about this. Even my environmentally conscious contacts focus on recycling not abstinence. Ripples of no matter where you go, there you are. The challenges / opportunities are the same in every vitality domain.

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