A poem for the ocean isn’t much. But I write what I know, what I can learn, and what I like for me and others to read. It’s a pleasure.
The words aren’t the best part, however. Though the words themselves have the power to influence, it is only the piercing one that matters – the few words that stick to you towards action, or even a small change.
Getting people to move requires we be the role model ourselves. People have to see and experience for themselves WHY a cause is so important. Consistency comes from nudging and vision. People have to be reminded of WHAT they’re fighting for.
And one of those we fight for is our oceans, our lungs that keep us all alive.
There are many ways we can contribute to our oceans, which goes beyond this list.
But here’s some:
1. Walk more. Commute less.
2. Ride a bicycle if you have one.
3. Know and share. It’s a big lesson for me because I only know but hesitate to share. To spread ideas, however, is for the world to identify with you and your thoughts.
4. Bring your own bag.
5. Invest on reusable items.
6. Eat more plants.
7. Dine in; a nice packed lunch can also do a lot of good if one has the time to cook.
8. Instead of printing, read online.
9. Be intentional of your purchases. Ask yourself if you really need it at least a dozen times. It works.
10. Be a conveyor.
Being internally consistent with what we want to contribute to our world and its recuperation, in general, doesn’t need much.
Re-examining the little things we do that interlace our daily routine, shifting a block here and there, and paying the good forward, make ripples. Changing one’s heart, I believe, is a huge step.