Last year, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to begin recycling. For several months, I just kept thinking about it. Thinking about how I was going to do it. I really was. But then our church started recycling and put two big bins in the parking lot.

So then I carried around the list of recyclable items for a few months. Thinking about how I was really going to do it. Really.

I even bought two big grey bins to hold my recycled stuff.

But it was only this fall that I actually moved those bins to the back of my garage and started putting my empty cans and bottles in there.

I was amazed! Man, do I generate a lot of trash!

Seriously, it did not take long until the bins were overflowing. And so I said to Mark, “Will you take the recycled stuff to church this week?”

And he said, “Umm, sure. But I thought you said you would be responsible for it.”

Hmph. So I did.

I’m sure you can guess what happened next. Yep, that’s right. The overflowing bins remained in the back of the garage. And now I think about how I’m going to take them to the church. I really am.


Today’s Works for Me Wednesday is a backwards version, so that means it’s my turn to ask YOU for some advice. So tell me, readers, how have YOU gone green? Please share your best, greenest tips and hints. 

After all, I can’t just write “Take bins to church” on my resolutions list. That would just be sad.


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