Guest post by Megan:
As I write this post, I feel slightly like an identify thief – I’m not only writing for Trish’s blog, but I’m also lying in her comfy bed since I’ve taken over her apartment this week while she’s away. On my walk back from work this evening, I even stopped by the bay to take in the view and think grateful thoughts for all things great, as Trish often does. What can I say? Like cousin, like… cousin?
The thing I love the most about Trish’s blog is that it’s my positive and gentle reminder each day to keep things in perspective and be thankful for the things in my life that are actually pretty amazing.
As I was sitting by the bay trying to think of what to write here, I decided I couldn’t resist my always-present urge to tell you how grateful I am for all things green. Since most of you don’t know me, you probably haven’t yet had the pleasure of seeing me not-so-subtly cringe when someone throws a recyclable into the trash or spits their gum out into a patch of grass (totally not cool!). Caring for the environment has been engrained in my brain since childhood. I kid you not, when I was in elementary school, I was in a club called “Pollution Control Patrol.” No, seriously, I was - I still have my hand-painted re-useable grocery bag to prove it! Anyway, now I’m currently studying and working in the environmental field (“field” meaning both discipline and actual fields – today I got to wear my new steel-toed boots and hard hat at work!), so I’m forced to constantly think about the impact humans have on the environment around us.
So, I won’t lecture you about how you should care for Mother Earth. A lot of people have different passions and causes they care about, and that’s honestly great. But, since you’re still reading (hopefully?), I’ll at least give you a few things to think about and to be oh so grateful for:
Well, now you know what environmental engineers spend their days thinking about! Now for some pretty nature pictures as my way of thanking you for making it this far in reading my post, and as my way of trying to convince you to love the Earth as much as I do ;)
So, take a minute today to enjoy your natural surroundings and your delicious, safe drinking water and clean air, and heck, you might as well go all out and hug a tree! :) Thanks for reading and thanks Trish for inviting me to share!