Green: This is one of my new priorities in life, to be more ‘green’, as contemporaries like to put it. My belief of being a good steward of what God has given me starts here. Taking care of what has been so graciously been given me to enjoy brings God honor and glory. I want my future generations (and yours too!) to be able to enjoy what God has given just as I have the privilege of doing so. This blog will chronicle what I currently do, what I’m learning, and what I want to change for the future!
Grateful: This portion has a little more explaining and history to it and is by far the most important part of the name. My husband started with the email address of ‘rugr8full’ many years ago referring to the Grateful Dead. He was and is still a deadhead! I eventually adopted a similar email address after getting married for the same reason and additional reasons. I have so much to be grateful for and I want others to think along these lines as well. What do you have to be grateful for? I am so blessed to live in this area, have a home, warmth in the winter, cool in the summer, warm water, running water, water period, rain for my garden, small plot of land to plant a garden, good health, food to eat three times a day (or more!), clothing to wear, a bed to sleep in, many friends, 4 happy healthy children, an AMAZING husband, loving extended family wanting to be involved in our lives, and I could go on forever. Sounds like the perfect life right!? Of course I have struggles and worries in this life as well, but there is always something in each and every situation for which I can be thankful. If I remind myself of this then life is filled with more joy in each and every moment. I am most grateful for a Savior who would die for me, a terrible sinner, so that I can enjoy eternity with God the father, Creator of ALL things. It can sound trite and be a token phrase, but I believe it with my whole heart, soul and life!
2 thoughts on “Why the name “Green and Grateful”?”
I’ve been walking with Christ a long time, over forty years infact, and my life has also been an exciting adventure! Everything from school teaching to pastoring, from song writing to sculpting. One of my big passions in life is being GREEN. I grew up in post war Britain where recycling was a way of life, so coming to such a throwaway culture like America’s was very challenging. I’m the kind of person who picks up trash while I’m out walking, or sees a use for a discarded piece of junk. Nothing goes to waste. I rarely throw food away; I recycle, I compost; we have a worm bin and we grow food. Consequently, my 2-car garage IS a one car garage! My crawl space is truly a…. crawl between the treasures… space!
Has America gotten any better in regards to recycling; has my Britain gotten much worse? Yes, and yes! But there is a long way to go and the beautiful earth God gave us is being brutally abused, so let’s honor God and try harder to be good servants of His, good stewards and grateful!
Yes and AMEN! Thank you! Having a worm bin has been on my list of things I want to do! Hopefully once we move I can make it a reality! And now maybe I know a place I can get a few worms to get it started!!!