Caring about things like animals and the environment can be emotionally difficult for me. I try to do my part to help, but there are times when I feel hopeless. No one seems to be listening, or maybe they just don't care. I don't know.
Last night I watched Racing Extinction, a show about the rapidly escalating climate change and increasing animal extinctions on Earth. It showed on Animal Planet and Discovery Channel simultaneously.
I almost couldn't continue watching it because it had such a profound effect on me. I felt hopeless about stopping any of it. And then, toward the end, one of my greatest heroes, Jane Goodall spoke about not giving up, of having hope, and of doing something, if it was just one thing, to turn things around.
So this morning I made a list of things within my power that I can do to make the planet a better place. I'll start with the first thing and then add on to it as I go along.