Can and Should

The last flower bed is done. Yay. I picked up some perennial ground cover, so I can do a little planting to keep it from looking so bare this season. In the fall, I’ll plant some bulbs for next spring and that will be that. I have no plans to add any more flower beds. Well, maybe some more Clematis vines on the back fence. Maybe.

The annual community wide yard sale has come and gone again. Thank goodness. The weather was perfect this year, unlike the freezing cold rain last year. It would have been nice to take my daily walk and peruse the offerings like several of my friends were doing, however, the best thing about staying at my house selling the things I don’t need or use is not being tempted to buy any bargains. I’m pretty sure I saved a lot of money.

Leaving clean air for my grandchildren to breathe, a clean planet with beautiful wide open spaces for them to enjoy, and good drinking water so they can have a healthy life is the responsibility of each and every one of us, each and every day. We must act accordingly, vote accordingly, recycle, buy vehicles that serve not just our needs but also our planet, and conserve our resources. It’s all possible. The technology and the innovation are out there. We must lead in this – because we can, because we are smart enough, because we know our grandchildren’s future means more than money, because we know better, because we are leaders and there is only one planet, because we can and should. That’s what makes America great, because we can.IMG_2131


About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy is scheduled for release in Nov. 2018. National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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One Response to Can and Should

  1. Gudrun McCollum says:

    Well said, my friend!

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