I’m not going to lie. I’m concerned about the state of the planet. Just read news to find out what’s going on. It’s kind of a mess.
Maybe don’t read the news so often. What if I were to spend significantly less time staring at my iPhone? What if I made more physical art than digital art? What would my life be like if I did some writing with a pen on actual paper?
I can’t change the world, but I can change the way I respond to it.
That sounds like a new year’s resolution.
I was having lunch on Tuesday with some coworkers. One of them mentioned a recent news story about a study that found artificial sweeteners can harm digestive bacteria.
I wanted to ask him if the study mattered. I wanted to ask all of my colleagues at the table if anything matters at all.
Who cares about the state of our gut bacteria? What about the state of our world?
The planet is a mess. The oceans are full of plastic. A massive hurricane has brought monster mosquitoes to the Carolinas.
I don’t need to go on about the world’s problems. You know where to find the news.
I have to keep my head up and do what I can to make the world better. I’ll keep recycling. I will treat others with respect. I’ll pray for the planet when I remember it’s okay to pray. I’ll try to remember that more often.
I’ll make an effort to enjoy the life I’ve been given because life goes by in the blink of an eye.