Recycling = Happy

If you’ve been around my blog for any length of time, you might know that I recycle.   On my most recent trip to the recycling center in our town, I realized something. People who recycle are nice. Now, that doesn’t mean that if you throw your plastics away in a regular trash bin that you are mean.  I have just found on my monthly visits to deliver my recyclables that most, if not all, of the people who go there are relatively happy people.  Usually, I have to wait in line to distribute my cans to the can bin and my cardboard to the cardboard bin.  When I do, I just wait patiently because it’s part of the drill.  And others are equally patient as I unload my bins.  I always look up with an apologetic look on my face and they nod with an It’s alright facial expression.  We recyclers know this is just part of it. If I could guess why this is the case I would say it’s because most people who recycle are thinking about something other than themselves.  Because to recycle our used household products, takes a little bit of inconvenience.  Inconvenience for this world and future generations.  For me, it takes separate bins in my garage since I live outside the city limits.  But, I do it.  Not because I think that my recycling will save the world, but because I believe my recycling will save a part of it. And I’m happier for it. While I have no idea how long we’ll be on this earth and when my Savior will return, I believe it is my responsibility to participate in the ways I can.  Recycling is just one way I do it.  Not only am I happy when I recycle, I am happy when I give in other ways whether it be ministering to others or giving of our financial resources to meet needs or just thinking about people more than I think about myself. What about you?  Are you happy? If not, check your giving quotient.
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  2 Corinthians 9:7

5 thoughts on “Recycling = Happy”

  1. It’s so easy to recycle in San Diego, your front door.

    But it’s true about people being happy if they have a common ground.

    We opened a new church campus this weekend. It was awesome, but it took alot of work. Everyone had a job and we did it cheerfully.

    We saw testimonies of lives changed because of people.

    Happy people

    Love you Cindy!!

  2. Great point.

    …though I’m more grumpy than I would like, and I try to recycle and give away as much as I can…

    …something’s wrong with me [smile].


  3. I fell out of the recycling habit. Now I’m probably a mean old hag honking in traffic and foot tapping in long check out lines.

    Recycling = nice. Ouch. I’m on it!!!

    Love you dearly. You always make me smile.

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