April 27, 2011

Wake Up Wednesday

Last week's challenge was to do something for Earth Day.  I thought it would be fun to switch things up a bit and hear from someone else.  I have a niece who is really conscious of being green.  For some reason, she just really gets it and finds a lot of joy in taking care of the earth.  I love that about her.  So here's a little report on the challenge from her.  Here's an old picture of her taking care of Rex.


"Hi!  My name is Breckyn and I'm going to tell you about some of the things I've done for Earth Day.  Once I picked up garbage around a forest by my house.  There's a lot of garbage in the forest.  We took bags and walked around.  It was fun.  My mom also bought a water purifier to purify our water so we could use less bottled water.  Everyone can work on recycling.  You can use a a milk jug to make a mobile for your room.  You can reuse styrofoam cups and make flowers as decorations.  All these things help our earth stay clean for people in the future.  I'm ten and if I can do something to help the earth, YOU can too." - Breckyn

Isn't it awesome that she's so young and so passionate about being green?  She rocks. 
This week's challenge is to share your talent with someone else.  If you're good at cooking, make someone dinner.  If you're good at photography, offer to take pictures for someone.  If you're good at teaching, teach someone a skill you have.  And if you think you're not good at much - think harder.  We all have something to offer and something to give.  Your contribution could be exactly what someone else needs.  There's a plethora of possibilities.
Alright, how did Earth Day go for you?  Did you get to do anything?  I can't wait to hear about it.  Thanks for reading.

14 comments:

  1. I had planned a family nature hike, but it was a total downpour all day, so it was canceled. We baked cupcakes instead and talked about all the ways we could help the planet. Not exactly what I had in mind, but we spent time together as a family without driving or creating excess waste!

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  2. The kids & I planted our first vegetable garden.I love the idea of growing our own organic food & teaching my little ones about where food really comes from. Nevermind that I have no idea what I'm doing and all of the tomato cages are upside down. It's the thought that counts, right?

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  3. That's so sweet! And she's right, we can all do our part!

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  4. My 18 month old and I planted some flowers. Not as exciting as picking up trash or anything like that, but we had fun. And we got really dirty! :0)

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  5. well, I did make some recycling bins for my garage, and filled them up allready, (they aren't very cute so there won't be a pic on my blog, but they work)
    This may be your hardest week ever. It is so hard to figure out what our talents are. Obviously You are sharing yours this week! awesome. I do have a friend who bought a sewing machine and asked me to teach her to sew. Maybe I will spend an afternoon helping her.

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  6. The town we live in had an Earth Day celebration with lots of booths about taking care of the Earth. We attended the celebration, which is 2-3 miles from our home. Instead of driving over there, like many people do, we took our bikes. My kids made an edible aquifer and (hopefully) learned that anything we put on the ground can end up in the water supply, so we need to be careful about what we are dumping out.

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  7. I am in LOVE with your niece!! I wish everyone could be like her. I'm super passionate about being green, too, and sometimes my in-laws think I'm a little crazy. They don't have recycling in their town, and every time I'm over there I'll grab all the recyclables and take them to our recycling center.

    GO, Breckyn! Stay awesome!

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  8. We went for a walk through the school yard behind our house. My 4 year old daughter told us "Why did people trash this place, they are supposed to be making the earth beautiful" She was really upset about the garbage so we went and got a bag and cleaned it up.

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  9. Thank you so much for doing Wake Up Wednesday. I always look forward to learning what our new challenge is. I have been doing them with my son, who is two and trying to show him even at this young age how kindness and concern for others are important. One of the first challenges we did was making something for someone who is out of our comfort zone. I had just met a neighbor and found out that she had been having a really hard time. She had recently lost her mother, whom she lived with and cared for, and was very lonely. I love photography and last year had taken a beautiful photo of hydrangea blooms on a bush in her yard at the edge of the road. My son and I took her that photo with a card. She was so surprised and at a loss for words. It made my week.

    Last week, a plant appeared on our porch. The next day, she stopped by with a garden book for me to look at and said that she had divided her asters and wanted me to have one. She didn't know when she dropped off the flower that is was my birthday. I couldn't have asked for a better gift. Thank you for challenging me to reach out. My son and I have a new friend.

    Emily

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  10. So cute and so inspiring at the same time. She's going to be some woman when she's older!

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  11. How darling! What a great kid!
    Runwithglitter.blogspot.com

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  12. I planted strawberries and tomatoes in my backyard!! :) How exciting is that!? I can't wait to get better at it and possibly plant even more.

    Can't wait for this weeks challenge! I'm good at baking... so I'll think I'll be nice and take some goodies to work (I'm a teacher) -- I'm sure they'd LOVE that! Just not sure what to make.. Hmm...

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  13. That was THEE sweetest post. Oh Breckyn, what a gift you are to this sweet earth. I'm getting a water purifier!!!!! Thanks for the encouragement.

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  14. That is so sweet! Good for her! For Earth day, my son and I planted some tomato "trees" (as he calls them) in pots on our balcony. Since my son is only two I figured that showing him how things grow and how to care for them would be a great place to start. We did have a little setback when he was allowed a moment alone with the plants and ripped off half the leaves... but at least it was a great teaching moment!

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