Nature's beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.
Rain was predicted overnight and through this afternoon.
But while some areas of the country did get drenched and flooded, our area got nothing at all.
So out I went for a walk.
Every time I go, I say I'm just going to walk and nothing else, but I just can't help myself.
Picking up litter while walking always happens.
I've been told that I make Kuwait look good in my pictures, but it's all about perspective vs reality.
I've been picking up litter from roadsides for 30 years now. In my 20s, I was involved in community organizations that would adopt a 2 mile stretch of highway and keep it clean.
Today I found and filled three bags with trash.
The problem just keeps growing because everything we buy and use is made of or wrapped in plastic of some sort.
Even if people do use the trash containers, it's pointless if they aren't being emptied or properly maintained. One big gust of wind and all that trash just flies everywhere.
Quite often I feel like my actions are futile since there is just so much garbage everywhere. But then, another chance encounter (and there have been many) reinforces my effort to make a difference. Today a lady on the walking path came up to me and thanked me for caring for the country and the environment. We had a nice long chat about that and many other things.
In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.
Rather ironic that I found this old tin on the ground as I was picking up all that garbage.
Even more ironic is that it's a container made by Kotex that is supposed to be reusable.
So, while I do always try to find the beauty in my surroundings, there's also the trashy side that really makes me frustrated and disappointed.
A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.
Sending positive vibes your way for a good start to your week.