Taking action. Small boy, big impact.

I was really impressed by what I read in the news today… The idea itself is not new for I have heard quite a few people say they want to start collecting recyclable items in their blocks… but how many have actually started to do so? Most times, I would hear a lot of arguments for & against such an idea, and then all goes quiet…
This little boy wakes up at 5am (wow), goes to different apartments to collect recycling bags (wow wow), puts them in a recycling bin which his dad wheels are him (wow x3), sorts out the items (wow x4), have breakfast and head off to pre-school (he is only 6!).

He may be small, but he is making a big impact! Check out this link – he has inspired 9 other children in his estate to pick up recycling items; a flea market where neighbours sold items to one another; and got many people talking about the project.

link to Straits Times news article

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Thankful :)

So many things to be thankful for  :)

On running alone… thankful for my partner who paces himself to encourage me to run & keep running. Thankful that I decided to make time for myself & run, for running was an activity I enjoyed but stopped when other things became more important. Thankful for the running experience, for it allowed me to experience familiar surroundings with a new appreciation. Every slope, every bird call, every crossing becomes part of a fuller appreciation of the place. Thankful for running, for it reminds me to keep keep moving forward, keep reaching for little goals, and keep going even if the end point seems so far away. Appreciate very much the cool sea breeze that greeted us when we reached the sea, and the gentle breeze that accompanied us every step of the way. A wonderful way indeed to remind myself to run more consistently again, not just to be more healthy, but also for the various wonderful gifts that come with it :)