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Our Little Bubble

by Sarah Beattie 2 years ago in inspirational
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and the Great Large Marble we live on

As a kid, we are all fascinated by bubbles.

Those little spheres floating up into the air without a care.

The shiny little rainbows on their surface.

Catching them, trying to get them to stick together or to see who could blow the biggest one.

Little did we know that we would grow up and become trapped in our own bubbles.

That we would willingly become blind to the people around us.

That we would ignore the damage we continually cause our planet.

That we would give up our voices because we think no one is listening.

We walk out our front doors and close ourselves off to the world.

Putting in headphones to block out the noise.

Looking down to avoid seeing something upsetting.

Walking fast to avoid being late.

Never truly experiencing the world around us.

Ignoring our neighbors and not forming strong communities.

Being okay with litter on the sidewalks and always rushing around.

Taking the easy way out, day in and day out.

The average person impacts 10,000 people in their lifetime.

Impact means the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another.

You have to go out and force yourself to interact with the people around you.

Start the conversation, especially the difficult ones.

You need to lead your life by example and change your habits.

Stop using single-use plastics and use reusable grocery bags.

If you have time, clean up your neighborhood and get rid of litter.

Use public transportation, carpool or ride your bike.

Slow down and be more thoughtful.

Start conversations with your neighbors.

Find community groups that you belong to, it’s so much easier with social media.

Enjoy the moment, and be kind we are all inhabitants of planet earth.

The most important thing you can do is vote.

Your vote matters because your voice matters.

When you vote you have the ability to change the laws.

Your voice stands with hundreds of others just like you and it becomes louder.

Your voice does not stop on election day.

Protest, March, Sign Petitions, knock on doors.

Staying silent is how things stay the same or get worse.

We are running out of time, there is no back-up plan or second chance.

You are 1 person in a sea of 7.5 billion people.

But the Earth is 1 planet that we know of in a sea of 40 Billion that holds life.

You have a voice, the earth does not.

So who is to speak up for the Earth if it’s not you?

536 people have left the surface of the earth.

12 people have walked on the surface of the moon.

They all saw the big blue marble we call home.

In each and every case they had to depend on the earth for resources.

As we push further with Artemis and Elon Musk's dream for Mars.

We realize that the Earth will take a very long time to duplicate if it is even possible.

It will be costly and resource-intensive but even then human nature needs to change.

We need to realize that things are not always replaceable or infinite.

We need to realize the impact that we have on the world around us.

Our actions can have consequences or can make a difference.

Our words hold a value that can add worth or degrade it.

Our brains can think of new solutions and dream bigger than ever before.

All we have to do is pop our bubbles and just live in the big blue marble we call Earth.

Change won’t happen overnight, but each day we can wake up and try to be better.

We can be kinder, more compassionate, and celebrate our differences.

We will have to work together if we stand a chance to move forward.

A lot of work needs to be done to repair the current damage.

The fires, pollution, toxic waste site to just name a few.

Not to mention preventing future damage to the earth.

This big blue marble we call home is worth it because we will die without it.


About the author

Sarah Beattie

I am 27 and nothing is going according to plan. The last few years have had a lot of ups and downs as I navigate through a quarter life crisis.

Follow me on Instagram @Beattisa

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