Sunday Reflection Quote (Yes, on a Monday)…Uncertainty has always been there, lurking in the dark corners of the future. Now it’s in the spotlight, magnified front and center, for every eye to inspect. Held in the balance, life and how to live it. Does one freeze and not budge? Does one dip a toe, testing the waters? Does one take the plunge and immerse themselves? I’m reminded I have the power to choose my own path. Here’s to putting uncertainty on the shelf, giving it a nod of acknowledgement, and continuing to live my life. No justification needed.
Paper or plastic? After developing my grocery list for the week, scanning ads for best prices, clipping coupons, and strolling down multiple aisles of the store, really, I don’t care. Just bag my damn groceries!
Why is it that I must deal with this environmental question while standing in the checkout line? My days are filled with endless decisions. The last thing I need when I’m exhausted and eager to get home is a question of controversy and at the market no less. Not long ago shopping meant one choice and one choice only—paper. Nice, sturdy bags that held their shape and could endure use after use. In fact, some stores offered a five-cent credit for each bag you brought to reuse, which the budget minded appreciated.
Then, the little white plastic bag was invented from the environmentally conscious heart. Along with plastic bags came metal stands to hang them…
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