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An Earth Day Invitation
I found a bug in my purchased lettuce as I was washing it.
 
I used to think that was a problem.
 
Now I'm happy to see it whenever it happens.
 
On a drive in summer, a bunch of bug splatter appeared on the windshield.
 
I used to think that was a problem.
 
Now I'm happy to see it whenever it happens.
 
My garden kale was being nibbled at by invisible creatures in the night, and by fluffy creatures during the day.
 
I used to think that was a problem.
 
Now I'm happy to see it whenever it happens.
 
As I descended the stairs into the basement, a spider darted into a crack in the wall, and an armadillo bug slowly lumbered across the cement floor.
 
I used to think that was a problem.
 
Now I'm happy to see it whenever it happens.
 
These days I'm not so quick to flinch, and repel, and frustrate, and fear.
 
I'm not so quick to control and sterilize the beautiful, incomprehensibly alive environment around me.
 
Instead, I often greet my miniature friends with hello and goodbye, sometimes (if alive) finding them another home to inhabit, and sometimes letting them continue with their work, knowing that their presence is a much more healthy sign than is their absence.
 
I'm discovering that I can often live quite cooperatively with my fellow universe dwellers, sometimes in obvious benefit, sometimes in not-yet-obvious-to-me benefit, and most often just in appreciation and wonder.
 
On Earth Day, and every day, wouldn't it be lovely to discover that everything (and everyone, for that matter), wasn't something to manage, or control, or change, or fix, or squish, but instead was an object of incredible wide-eyed wonder for which we have yet to discover its many hidden benefits?
 
I keep inviting myself to that exploration. I'd love to have you join me.
 
With Love and Laughter,
Jonelle
(Photo by Gustavo Fring)

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01.10 | 14:31

I am so glad to hear Sara! So kind of you to let me know! On the website menu to the left is also a "Procrastination" page which has some insights on the topic.

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30.09 | 17:08

I found your blog post after googling "procrastination and the three principles". I'm new to this understanding and your very clear explanation helped. ☺️

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12.12 | 22:29

Thank you Lars! So happy to hear from you, and glad you enjoyed the reading! I hope to continue writing and sharing whenever inspired. 😊

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12.12 | 14:30

Hi Jonelle
Just stumbled across your website, love reading all your insights.
Hope you keep sharing. Thanks from Lars (all the way from Denmark

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