Though I had hoped Serve God, Save the Planet would give more practical ideas for environmental stewardship, I found Sleeth's points to be very motivating. "To move from thought to action," he writes, "we must feel some discomfort with who we are." In the same chapter, he says that "Contentment does not result in change." So true. Sometimes I think it's hard to strike a balance between being too hard on myself and not hard enough when it comes to getting certain things done. Do you know what I mean?
For example, for several months, I've been planning to call our city office to find out if and where I can recycle tin cans and cardboard. I keep putting if off because I don't know the specific person to contact. (Not a great reason, especially after all this time!) I am committing to call TODAY, and I will update this post later this afternoon after having finally completed this little task.
It is powerful that the above quotes apply to all areas of our life--contentment does not result in change!
UPDATED at 11 am: I made the call, and it took all of two minutes! I got the information I needed, and it was great news: our local recycling drop-off does accept tin cans and certain kinds of cardboard. Posting this as a resolution gave me the motivation I needed. I was so inspired I made another phone call I'd been putting off. Yay!