Reading their resolutions got me to thinking maybe I should take the opportunity of the start of a new year to look at what changes I should make in my life.
To be honest, I’m not much of a New Year’s resolutions kind of guy. However I do see the start of a new year as an opportunity to revisit and think about who I am as an individual and what kind of a person I want to be going forward.
Way back in 2015, I made a resolution-type of thing in which I pledged to “choose green more often than not.”
Well, at this point it’s not a bad thing to reinforce my choice of “choose green”. For a variety of reasons.
What does it mean “choose green”? Well first off when I’m choosing what I’m going to eat I will choose, more often than not, foods that are green.
Veggies are green. Meat is red, or white, or brown or blackish – if smoked. And worse, if the meat is green, you are best to avoid it at all cost. Do you see what I am getting at when I say I am going to “choose green”?
I will choose veggie options – more often. Not all the time. More often. Or if I am having a meal and I have a choice of a salad or fries – I will choose
fries salad more often (not all the time though!).
When I go out, I will make sure I have my Filson water bottle with me. I will also make sure I have my reusable coffee cup with me. If I have neither, I will do without.
When I am shopping and I am offered a plastic shopping bag I will say, “no thanks, actually I have my own reusable shopping bag right here!”
Another “choose green” option – in the spring, once the weather turns a little more cooperative, I am going to start to ride my bicycle to work again. A greener choice.
The fact is I am a work in progress. I have faults and I do not always make good choices. However, I will “choose green” more often than not.