THOUGHT POST ~ With a pretty plant
I’m not going to lie, I’ve had a draining day. I was pretty excited because I had the revelation that I can just bring fabric bags to get bulk grains and chocolate chips from the grocery store near me that doesn’t have the capability of using mason jars. So, I grabbed some rice and dark chocolate covered banana chips and easily checked them out from the cashier, but when I got home I noticed the bagger wrapped my cotton pouch holding the rice in a plastic bag to prevent it from falling out instead of just setting it upright. I didn’t notice her do it otherwise I would’ve said something.
Here’s the thing–this isn’t that big of a deal and I often end up getting stuck using single-use plastic when I’m out and about, but this really struck a chord with me. The tough part is knowing that the bagger only had good intentions, but it didn’t come across her mind that I brought my own bags so as to avoid the plastic.
The path I’m trying to pave (along with so many others in this community) is so incredibly difficult to continue on without being discouraged on a regular basis. I don’t want to shame anyone for not realizing the importance of changing our society’s mass habits, but i can’t help but feel incredibly sad and frustrated by the lack of awareness. .
I just keep going because I know someone has to. For those of you making these changes in your own lives–I’m sending you all the good vibes and encouragement to keep on kicking butt and making a difference.