Personal, Corporate, and Governmental Responsibility…

Awaken to your sense of personal responsibility for the world in which we live. The choices you make today, impact tomorrow and the future for generations to come. Our mindset is the only thing stopping us from learning from our mistakes. A simple shift in perspective is all it takes to shift our behaviors for the betterment of the planet and each other.

Accepting that plastic bag at the grocery store instead of using fabric re-usable ones may seem trivial given the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but it all adds up. Allowing companies to get off the hook for mistakes of epic proportions sends the wrong message to our youth as well as politicians/government. Passing the buck for the mistakes we make today and yesterday don’t serve anyone; but instead inhibit the opportunity to learn and grow as individuals and society.

Personal responsbility also means accountability to self and others for our actions and mistakes. Admitting our mistakes creates humility that is needed to keep ego in check. This is something sorely missing amidst our political figures and corporate counterparts.

I urge you to look at your life and notice where your habits, actions, attitudes, or complacency are causing harm to yourself and others. Perhaps make a decision to stop using plastic water bottles and bags. Reduce your dependence on oil within your own family and as we collectively and consciously do this, perhaps BP and others will get the message about their irresponsibility and carelessness as well as greed. Hold your legislatures accountable by supporting honesty over rhetoric. Educate others and pass this on to others via email, facebook, your own blogs, to increase the consciousness of everyone within your sphere of influence.

We all need a wake-up call once in a while. This is ours regarding oil; off shore drilling, and the blatant disregard for the environment. Join me in making a difference and yes, what we do matters! Your choices matter. Your voice, matters!

Lets hold ourselves and each other to a higher standard of responsibility and accountability so the next generation can have a better place to live (or at least the same beautiful place we’ve enjoyed); in harmony, health, and way that works for everyone (animals/marine life included).

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