L O V E Y O U R M O T H E R 🌎 If this past year has taught us anything, it is how undeniable our connection is, that our actions are a thread that invisibly binds us together. That this home is a precious one, and she is worth protecting not only for ourselves, but for future generations.
When it comes to living in a way that considers the earth and our individual impacts, it can be very easy to feel overwhelmed, like you don’t know where to begin. I have two favorite quotes in reply:
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” by Arthur Ashe and “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” by Voltaire.
These sentiments have always guided me at MBS. Being a tiny, bootstrapped company, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by a lack of person power and resources. To center myself in our work, the merit of what can be accomplished and the root of our purpose, I have to remember that we will do what we can the best way we can today, and we will always aim to do better tomorrow. It is not about being the most, it is about doing the most that you can with commitment to never stop improving.
This is also just the sentiment for anyone wondering how they can do more to protect the planet in their daily lives. Whether it’s riding your bike to work, foregoing meat, composting at home, trading disposable for re-usable products at home — there are a million tiny things that may seem small but cumulatively create big impacts. The picture chosen for this post reflects that — one tiny Mexican Mint Marigold flower becomes a cluster then becomes a field.
The best celebration we can have for Earth Day is committing to at least one small change in our personal lives.
What will yours be? Let us know in the comments section, I would love to hear from you,