It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, October 03, 2020

Chapter 10, Page 3, Book 20

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t man its useless.

Thomas Edison

October 3rd - repurpose, reuse 

In life you need either inspiration or desperation.

Tony Robbins

We are fast becoming a throw away society.  We use plastic products that promise to minimize the time housewives spend accomplishing their daily chores.  Why spend valuable time washing and reusing household objects like plates and silverware when they can be inexpensively made of plastic and disposed of after each use.

In the last fifty years we have seen an explosion of products created with a one use life span.  We replaced glass milk bottles and soda bottles with plastic which winds up in our landfill buried under the ground.

More than any other product, plastic has shaped modern society.  Just use and throw away.  But we need to consider our actions and what the cost of that action actually is.  

The principle of avoiding wastefulness may be applied to clothes, furniture,and machines.  Keeping things in good repair and using them as long as itpractical shows we have appreciation for what we have.

Before discarding items still in good condition, consider who might be happy to have them.  Share the joy an item gave you by passing it on to another.  

A throw away society can never bring about happiness.  We should all learn to reduce our production of waste and encourage efforts at recycling,

You may delay but time will not.

Benjamin Franklin


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...


Susie said...

Oh you are so right about plastic and waste. I wish they still used glass bottles over like pop bottles. Water could be in glass also. I will use cereal bags over as a wrap...just for us. I would not to take anything somewhere. :) I reuse our bags if we have them, for trash.. I truly think some things have too much wrappings. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

betty said...

I saw where people in my area crochet mats for the homeless out of the plastic bags groceries come in. I have a big stack of bags to take to them and I want to see how they do it; might do a blog post about it. A good way to repurpose bags I think! We recycle everything we can. I have to admit sometimes when the family comes over for dinner and we are doing something simple like pizza I do serve it on paper plates for convenience :)


Mevely317 said...

Blogger friend Sandra and I were just discussing that very thing! Raised in what some might consider near poverty, her mother 'made do' with what one had on hand. And to this day, she shares tips that make me question my own wasteful habits. Another friend recently mentioned an organization called "Freecycle" -- one man's trash is often another's treasure!