I just watched the movie "I AM" by Tom Shadyac and am quite impressed. It is rare to see a movie that encourages the lifestyle that I try to live. I really believe that small acts are important and that you can do your best with your situation and make a contribution for the good.
Of course "the good" can mean different things to different people and that is an important realization to keep in mind when writing or discussing with others. A word to some can mean something entirely different or slightly different to another. When talking with my children I sometimes stop to ask them what a particular word meant and it is surprising the answers you hear.
Back on topic - the movie "I AM". Watch it. Let me know what you think. One of the parts that reasonated with me was the remark by Desmond Tutu who says while being interviewed, "you know the saying, How do you eat an elephant? .......One bite at a time." I laughed outloud. One reason is that I do not know one person who knows that saying. The second reason I think I laughed was because it was the Ah Ha moment. It was an answer to an issue I run up against. Sometimes I allow myself to be stagnate since I cannot see the means or schedule to arrive at the solution.
For example - One thing I think alot about is trash, recycling and how to modify the throw it away and buy a new one attitude with my kids and then have this expand to encompass more people. Talk about an elephant! Sometimes you just need to start taking bites. In this instance recycling at home, using your own bags at the store, composting, starting a garden.
That last example kind of segways into another elephant I think about. What we eat! More vegetables and less meat is my current anthem. Of course, lead by example. I put in a vegatable garden last year and am hoping to add another one....my wife would prefer a pool in the yard space I cleared so this is still something in the works. One bite at a time.
I just ordered the I AM movie from Netflix and am hoping to sit and watch it with the family. I will blog how it goes over.