Broad Water Haven, Rules Beach, Qld
I never want to go out any more - I love my home - I feel safe here - I enjoy myself - and I enjoy my life.Yes there are things that I still want to do but that list has changed slowly over the years as well. My beliefs have come into line gradually with how I am living. Or should I say my life is gradually coming into line with my beliefs.
Country Church in Country Queensland, Australia
Like I said, I am a big believer of self education. If you don't know something and want to know then go find out. There is no excuses in this world of information at your fingertips and free librarys and classes etc. I get very frustrated when someone just says something is so just BECAUSE. Tell me why you believe that - tell me where you learnt this information - let us discuss what I have heard and what you have heard and then lets learn more together. Well that is my utopia in my head. People communicating and sharing and learning together.
Local Sugar Cane farm being burnt of
What's that saying that goes something like this - "Knowledge without action is just knowledge". Not having some action seems pointless.
The below link is one of the blogs that I love to read. So much that inspires me and so many beliefs that I have. Take a look around this blog when you have the time.
One Green Generation
One of the things that I have been thinking of and gradually doing is to look at my shopping list and see if there are any items on that list that I could make myself. I find that often I can make an item cheaper but it isn't always about the dollars. It is about not buying another piece of packaging when I can make something at home and recycle containers I already have. It is about knowing what is in my food and products I use in my home or on my body. It is about feeling like I am just that little bit more self suffient. It is about learning new skills so I know I can manage when times are tough. It just just about doing things for myself and it it simply makes me feel good.
I purchased myself a second hand sewing machine recently and have finally sewn some straight lines. You see I have simply no sewing skills at all but I am going to learn. One thing at a time. One of the items on my shopping list was tissues. No more tissues in my home. I had an old sheet in a lovely faded lilac colour and it has now been cut into numerous squares and will each be hemmed into hankies tomorrow. I have a lovely cane basket and all the freshly washed hankies will go into this basket and when me or Mick need to we can just grab a fresh hanky. I just cannot consciuosly use tissues - even if they arer labelled "Green". I don't care how recycled something is and even if the packaging breaks down in my compost - it had to be manufactured and it is truly something I can do without.
Anyway this blog is getting very long so I will say goodnight or good day - whichever is the case and will follow on with this tomorrow.
Peace to you all,