More Messages to the Future
Dear Nieces, Nephews, & Future Children…
If there is any advice I could give you, it is to believe that although you are one single person in this world, you still have the ability to make a difference in this world.
To Annika, Anders, Stella, Eva, and Mickey,
In writing to you, I realize that I don’t want you to be hard on yourself if you choose to not make this your cause. But it is mine, so I hope that you hold me accountable to some of what I wrote here.
I pledge to use less plastic!
Tonight at bedtime, you asked, seemingly out of nowhere, “why are the glaciers disappearing?”
Dear Future Self,
I am scared of the things happening right now with our planet.
To the wonder,
Dear tomorrow, thank you for letting me ride the wave of wonder that reaches toward you for all generations of all species to come.
To my sons,
I’m voting with climate change as a top priority. I’ve tried to teach you boys that we need to clean up after ourselves and take care of the earth. I promise to continue doing these actions and more, for your sake.
To my fellow adventurers,
Don’t stop looking for adventures.
I promise to do all within my power to create a world that’s safe for you and your generation.
I commit to you to change one thing a year in our lifestyle to live more environmentally friendly.
For those who come after us,
This is for the countless children I already see suffering the impact of climate change around the world, and the generations to follow.