If you don’t already subscribe to http://www.mymodernmet.com, I highly recommend it. It’s been a wonderful source of creative inspiration and good news. Recently, they published this article about a Japanese businessman (Hidetoshi Matsukawa) moved to create better shopping bags (with a team of like-minded people). They produced bags made of (deer) rice crackers and milk carton pulp after Matsukawa learned that 14 local deer had died from ingesting plastic bags.
Let’s stop complaining about our problems (and each other) and DO something to be part of the solution (I’m telling myself this, too)!
Went for a run again last night with William. It was much colder than it has been, but we didn’t back down. We also ran during sunset and not in the dark. It was beautiful and I was (am!) grateful for this connection with my husband and nature.
As we approach the new year, I’m reflecting on this past year. It was pretty awesome. One thing I’d like to have more of is outdoor time as a family: more hiking and less technology. (Technology is great, don’t get me wrong, but using it most of one’s waking hours is not necessary).