This morning I was outside as the sun rose. But I didn't see the sunrise. I was busy.
You see, it is about million and one degrees already here in South Florida.
If you want to get your lawn work done with out somehow spontaneously combusting from the heat, you get up early and get a jump on the sun.
Oh, and I own a reel mower.
In order to beat the heat I must mow the lawn at 6:20ish am.
It takes me about 30 to 40 minutes cause the grass is wet and I don't care that is it.
As I was doing this task it occured to me...
I am really sticking this out.
I am not giving up and I am doing this green thing.
Many in our society today will not sacrifice if the reward is not tangible.
If the reward is that it benefits someone directly other than them, then chances are it won't get done.
See, even though I am rewarded with a nice healthy looking lawn despite my hacking
it when it's wet...it's not why I do it.
I do it because I want my world to be better.
Sounds sappy, I will admit but it is true.
Why else would this over 40 chubby lady be pushing a reel mower at 6:30 am?
I get nothing from this other than my lawn is cut.
But the satisfaction in knowing that I did not contribute to the demise of our planet today is an amazing feeling that should not be taken lightly.
It felt good.
It felt good to give back to no one in particular but everyone all at the same time.
It felt good to know SOMEONE will benefit in what I do at insane hours.
And it felt good to know that I was happy to benefit others, completely selfless act.
Most importantly it meant....
I am being true to what I am.
Who I am.
And what I believe in.
When you have that inside you then you can do anything for anyone.