My son, Jacob Jordan, and I started a blog today to write together and exchange ideas. He's a creative thinker, and I love to celebrate his work. You can visit his blog at: jacobjordanblog.blogspot.com! Happy reading!
My Uncle Johnny and Aunt Christy brought me and my boys to New Hampshire tonight. It was Jacob and Matt's first time visiting New Hampshire. We went to a trampoline place called Launch. After jumping for thirty minutes, we decided to take a break, and while Matt drank Gatorade, earned after an early injury while jumping, Jacob and I opted for ice cold delicious tap water. It was really, really good. After we took our drinks, Jacob showed me an enormous, water-only, Aquafina vending machine. What a waste!! We both thought - the water is right there - free - cold - and delicious. It's a shame more people don't stand up for tap - it's less costly, less wasteful, leads to less environmental degradation, better promotes human rights and water for all - could there be an easier choice?
I was delighted to learn on the news this morning of a program picked up by state parks: "turn black Friday green." Enticing would-be-shoppers to consider alternative activities, some state parks are offering free entry today. I love this program, and the timing is perfect. After a day of cooking and indoor activities, families are invited to enjoy the outdoors, and reflect further on what we are so grateful for and how we can make better choices to celebrate the earth and family.