More Messages to the Future
To my children,
If there is one thing that I taught you it is to be honest in your decisions as they pertain to yourselves and the earth in which you live.
Dear Future Self,
It was 2020, the year I realized that life is fragile—not just mine, but the entire planet—through immense consumption, pollution, greediness, ignorance, false bliss. This wasn’t the way I wanted to live my life, so I promise to actively make the change.
I promise to do my part, supporting federal legislation to protect our earth while starting small with projects at home.
I feel optimistic for you, tomorrow. I can feel a shift happening already.
Dear Brothers & Sisters All Across Mother Earth,
I promise to wholeheartedly live my life with an awareness of my personal impact on our communities and our planet.
My dear Honeys,
I think every parent believes that their child’s future is worth protecting – because I know the power of this force in me and what I am willing to do.
I love you and I care deeply about your future.
I promise to plant 5 trees every year just to make sure I don’t leave a carbon footprint.
Dear Grown up Alton and Dot,
The most important thing in my life is you, which means that as your mom – I am doing my very best to make sure that when you read this letter, Earth is a cleaner and safer place for you and your children.
Dear Nolan, Patrick, Cullen and Gabriel,
This Mother’s Day I am again thinking of my grandsons future and what I am doing to change the world if only by a small fraction.
Fighting for a system that rewards care for people and planet over profit.
My dear granddaughter Christy,
My own curiosity and knowing what a caring, aware young woman you are help me override despair.