I recently watched "Radically Simple", a short documentary about a man Jim Merkel & his quest towards sustainable living
. Merkel teaches and exemplifies a simple lifestyle
, one that will allow all Earth's billions of beings the space and resources to live
Ever seen the bumper sticker, "Live Simply So Others May Simply Live"? That's his whole point.
Merkel leads workshop participants through a painstakingly detailed assessment of their Ecological Footprints, an estimate of how many resources you use, versus how many we each can afford to use.
Essentially, your ecological footprint is how many pieces of chocolate mousse pie you're taking at the party. Turns out, I'm a little glutton and I'm eating three pieces of pie... but there's only enough for everyone to have one!
Happy Valentine's Day.
I want you to know how much you mean to me, and how blessed I am that you are in my life.
Without you, I could not breathe. You fill me with inspiration - with every breath, I am renewed.
Without you, I would starve. You nourish me with your endless generosity and abundant love.
Without you, I would stumble and fall. You support me, and allow me to go wherever my feet and heart may wander.
Your beauty stirs my heart again and again - I've never seen anything so beautiful as you, and you show it in a million ways.
Your presence awes and humbles me.
You are my home and love and mother and guide.
I cannot express how grateful I am for your love. Thank you. Thank you a million times, it will still not be enough.
Love. Love, forever,