Monday, November 24

A Bucket of Hot Soapy Water

Today's Water Tip:
Get a bucket of hot soapy water and start scrubbing.
We don't always need fancy cleaners to do certain jobs. Good old dish soap, lemon, vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide (a great disinfectant) make some great cleaners. You may already have them in your kitchen , and its economical too!

Anyone For Some Hot Soapy Water?
Everywhere I look lately, I am seeing articles or people on TV talking about the state of our economy, one thought keeps occurring to me. What will it take for people to start thinking about the things that are truly important in the world? When will the people realize that you don't have to have everything now?

I've been saying for a while now that the world feels out of control, it's spinning to fast, I want to get off and go back to a time when life was simpler. OK, that might have been a time when I was nurtured by my parents and lived within the walls of their warm home. But think about it. Kids went outside to play....because they wanted to. They rode bikes and ran through sprinklers. They weren't pinned up in their room playing some video game for hours on end, or oblivious to the world because they were busy texting the same friend for the 30th time that day. Chores were a normal everyday occurrence. Mud pies were actually made in back yards in mud pie kitchens!!

What happened?
Technology happened. Greed happened. Resentment happened for those who can't have it all. (You don't always fit in with the other kids who have all the gadgets when you can't have them). The problem is that the people can't seem to figure out how to balance it all. I hate to say it, but it's gonna have to hurt a little (or possibly a lot) for people to change their way of thinking. Our world needs to slow way down. We need to get back to the basics.

What if we could just get a big bucket of hot soapy water and started cleaning up the world. Imagine scrubbing and scrubbing and starting to see the real world through all the dirt. The kids on bikes. The backyard barbecues. The beautiful land, lakes, rivers, oceans......and no garbage floating in the water....and clean water to drink, for all....everywhere in the world!!!!!
Nice vision, huh?
To clean up the mess we've made of this economy and society, we need a virtual bucket of hot soapy water. We've got a lot of dirt to scrub up. So roll up your sleeves, get a brush and start scrubbing.

The Spokane River photo by Linsey Trout

The wide spectrum of water uses, turn round and round, like a
water wheel. I welcome your comments

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