I kind of enjoy change. Except when it involves pain, agonizing choices, or packing and unpacking boxes.
This year, for me, it's all about changing my perspective - especially when it comes to my buying habits. Not that long ago (just last month, in fact) if I needed something new to read I would simply go to Amazon.com, pull up my five-page Wish List, and select at least $25 worth of books so I could qualify for FREE Super Saver Shipping!!! (some restrictions apply)
Then I would browse through the helpful recommendations that Amazon compiled exclusively for me, replenish my Wish List for next time, skip over to the Toys & Games department to see if there are any new toys I must must must buy for the grandbaby, hunt around the Gourmet Food section just for the heck of it, and then look up recipes using Hawaiian Black Lava Salt, which sounds very intriguing but looks like little black pebbles in a jar.
It was all quite time-consuming.
But very easy.
So now, since I'm buying nothing new this year, I simply printed out my Wish List. I carry it in my purse in case my car is magnetically drawn to either the library or Half Price Books (a local book resale shop).
That's easy too!
"But what does this have to do with Wednesdays" you may be wondering, if you even remember the title of my post after all this rambling. Well, I'll tell you. I discovered a terrific website called Reduce Footprints that issues a weekly challenge called Change The World Wednesdays.
This week's challenge is to only use reusable mugs/coffee cups/glasses. That's super easy for me, since I have no life and rarely leave the house. I'll bring a travel mug to church on Sunday (our church has a fabulous coffee bar - I love a church that smells like coffee!!).
In fact, I'll also stop using styrofoam plates for my English muffin in the mornings. Awful habit, I know. Sorry.
I'll do better - one baby footprint at a time.