Saving For The Future

– Mariana Braz

Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast right before Halloween. Millions of people lost power. I didn’t, but a friend of mine did. She spent the day at my house and at night we decided to go to her house and have a “in the dark board game night.”

We posted on Facebook about our get together in the dark and few of our friends, who didn’t have power either, showed up.

In situations like this, the best thing to do is to try to enjoy the moment the best way we can. We should also not forget how blessed we are for only losing power, compared with all the people who lost their homes.

Anyway, we had few board-games, like Scrabble, Apple to Apple and cards. Our friends brought some wine and cheese. And that’s how we spent our night.

This situation reminded me of how we take what we have for granted. There are a lot of campaigns to save energy and recycle and things like that. And for one reason or the other we just don’t pay too much attention. We always talk about saving money, but what about saving the nature as well?

So I want once again to bring to your attention how important it is to change little habits, starting from our home.

-Always turn the lights off when you leave.

-Make sure faucets are off.

-Recycle paper, glass, cans and plastic.

-Do not waste water.

There is a lot more we can do, but if each one of us starts changing the way we act on our house we will certainly set the example to other people. Everything we save now, we will be able to use in the future. And that’s the message we should spread out to make people aware that little things make a big difference.