Simple Pleasures

Walk on the BeachI’m feeling a little stressed.  I have a long list of things I’d like to get done before we leave on our trip Friday and it seems that there’s no time to get through it all, let alone spend time on the stuff that sounds fun.  So I’m implementing all my little stress-relieving techniques to keep my sanity.  My favorite is deceptively easy: focus on the simple pleasures.   Simple pleasures can be as exotic as a walk on the beach or as mundane as petting the cat.  They can be as environmentally decadent as a test drive of a gas guzzling sports car or as environmentally supportive as biting into a freshly picked organically grown apple.

An environmentally themed simple pleasure arrived in my inbox today.  A Spanish friend of mine forwarded information about an event similar to Earth Hour that is scheduled for September 17th.  I had to laugh at the translation and yet it turned out rather poetic.

Darkness World: On September 17, 2008 from 21:50 to 22:00 hours.
Proposes to delete all lights and if possible all electrical appliances, so our planet can ‘breathe’.
If the answer is massive, energy saving can be brutal.

Only 10 minutes, and see what happens.
Yes, we are 10 minutes in the dark, we light a candle and simply
Be looking at it, we breathe and our planet.
Remember that the union is strength and the Internet can be very power and can
Even do something big.

I, for one, am looking forward to some brutal energy savings from our massive dedication to green living. this!

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