A Bit of Change is ALL We Need!

background-163811_1280~There are a lot of people who don’t like change. I have been known to be one of those people in the past 🙂 Change can be a frightening thought at first, but sometimes a bit of change is all we need. As humans we become neutral and complacent after a while. We get into a routine and stick with it.

Get up in the morning

Have some breakfast
Go to work or work from home
Have some lunch
Go home or, on to the next chore
Make dinner
Go to bed
Save money for something

And all the other things in between of course. Don’t forget to floss!

That’s pretty much the rat race right there, and most of us live in it. It’s hard to break free from the norm and I know when I get into “lazy” mode it’s tough to snap out of it.

But what if we changed one little thing everyday? What if instead of having breakfast right out of bed, we have a tall glass of water? OR What if we take a different route to work with a few minutes extra to go for a stroll through a park with our morning coffee?

What if everyone started a little compost?

And what if everyone stopped buying so much stuff?

I ponder these questions constantly. What kind of change can I make that will get us going in the right direction?  I want to be a game changer! I want to change the world… but how?

Unfortunately, the conversation gets slightly awkward most of the time when I talk to people about changing the way we live. I’ve had some mildly heated arguments and lighthearted debates about how much we should really try to change the world. Usually this happens when there is a bunch of alcohol involved but hey, at least we talk about it right!? And a lot of people out there have just simply given up on everything and say, “Bring it on Armageddon!”.

Have you ever seen that reality TV show, Doomsday Preppers? Yikes! Those people dedicate their lives to end of the world. That’s not really thinking “outside the box” if you know what I mean. I’m all for self-preservation, but if the world is going to end… the world is going to end. What if those people took all of that food and fed the hungry a little bit? Do we really need 3 pantries and a shed full of food right now??

The earth doesn’t owe us anything. We owe it to ourselves to try to be the best people we can be and if we don’t try to change, then what are we doing?

I really don’t believe it’s our purpose to prepare for the end of the world or fight for our lives once the zombies start running around trying to eat our faces. If the world ends it’s because of us and what we’ve become. The world WILL end if we don’t change.

We need to get out there and speak our minds, open our souls and try to change us. Everyone has to get on board if it’s going to work. Instead of buying gifts for Christmas, make something or buy from a local artisan. Instead of upgrading to the next best iPhone or TV or stereo system, just stick with one and use it until it’s crapping out on you or broken. Instead of hoarding food or money, share it with people who don’t have it. Instead of judging people, help them in their battles. Instead of commercial, mass-produced food, buy locally and support farmers in the area. There are so many things we can all do.

A bit of change is a beautiful thing! 😀

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This is my plea to YOU! Help me change the world for the better, one tiny little thing at a time.

And share it with the world no matter how many people stick their noses up at you and say they won’t help or they don’t want to try or that you’re doing it for your own selfish reasons (I get that all the time). Because we will try and we will succeed.

All I have to give is a message of love and this holiday season and I want to give that love to all of you out there.

Let us ALL change a little bit and see what we can do for ourselves and the earth. It all starts with us.

Happy Holidays and Happy Friday xox

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Love ~T

 

Sad Monday Morning… not good :(

Today I woke up to the sound of asphalt being crushed around outside my balcony. The blue fences are going up, the construction guys are shaking hands and the trucks are hauling in materials. What a site to see. 😦

Not something you want to wake up to on Monday morning…

For 7 years I’ve lived in this apartment overlooking the beautiful Olympic Mountains that stand so tall across the ocean. The cars going by are almost a whisper and the quiet little neighborhood I live in is usually very peaceful. But not today.

Today I find out that a 5 story building will be constructed right outside my backdoor. Today my quiet little neighborhood turns into a mad crazy place full of unwanted noise and a shattered dream. My dream to gaze over to those mountains for another year or two. The view of those mountains will soon be gone and the only thing to look at will someones ridiculously expensive condo.

It is a sad day indeed. My sanctuary will be void in the days to come.

I think it may be time to move 😦 10252040_10154912413135444_2426542989468821959_n

Randoms Weekend! BLOG GAME #6- Movie Central Saturday!!

Hey friends! Welcome to round 6 of BLOG GAMES!! Movie Central Saturday!

Today we’re going to go to the movies 🙂

How to play: I’m going to tell you 5 random things that have to do with movies. Then it’s your turn! Easy peasy right?!

I’ll go first:

My favorite actor: Tom Hanks
My favorite movie of all time: Forrest Gump (of course) 😉
My favorite genre: Comedy
Weirdest movie I’ve ever seen: Rubber- it’s about a serial killer tire who kills people in the desert while making a film (strangely good haha)
I’ve never actually seen all the Star Wars movies! I’ve watched snipets of some of them here and there but never a whole movie. People freak out when I tell them this 😛

Your turn!!

Let’s hear some random movie facts form you. Anything you like. Who knows maybe you’ll find a new movie you’ve never seen before from a fellow blogger. Write your answers in the comments below to play MOVIE CENTRAL SATURDAY!!

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GO!

My 1 Year Blogiversary Apology xox

To my dearest Tiny Blog:

Today is a special 1 Year Blogiversary!

You have grown so much over the past year, but it’s only been in the last few months that your growth spurt has really taken off… and it’s all my fault.

So I just want to say… I’m sorry xo

I’m sorry I didn’t utilize your full potential until recently. I should have paid more attention to you in those first 8 months because if I had you would’ve been much more advanced by now. Although we are both still growing together, I am so very proud to have such a beautiful little blog to call my own 🙂

You complete me.

My baby blog is not a baby anymore and I can’t wait to see what happens in the years to come. You have shown me a way to express myself once again. You have invited wonderful people to our page and have connected me with the amazing talented bloggers this small corner of the interwebs holds. I am so very grateful.

There are over 15oo followers to date on Tee’s Tiny Blog and to all of those people who have stuck around I just want to say THANK YOU!!

I love you tiny blog and we are not going anywhere!! We made it here together 😀

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