Small Changes Make Big Differences

Craggy Garden, NCI’ve always enjoyed nature: the sounds, smells, sights. Being outside and enjoying my surroundings was and still is a huge part of my life.

Sometimes that time is spent picking up other people’s garbage that was left behind, soiling places that I love. I can’t change what other people do, but I can encourage others to do better. Litter at a local outdoor spot

A small change we can all make is to stop using so many plastic shopping bags. I’ve gone a step further and have up-cycled some t-shirts that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. Have you ever read into the insane statics about how much clothing we throw away daily?! It is astounding!

Part of this blog is to see what can be created from found or discarded items to help better our planet for ourselves and the future.

Every small change can make a big difference over all.


Star Wars Upcycled Grocery bag 451 Ray Bradbury Upcycled Grocery Bag Live to Explore Canoe Upcycled Grocery Bag


Writing this a few years ago I was trying to decipher what exactly it was that I hoped to gain from this life. Finding more like minded folks would be a lovely blessing, do say hello if you can relate!

I want quaint, quiet, faithful, honest, and pure.
I want respectable, loving, patient, and inspiring.
I want to know that I lived my life in a way I could be proud of and never ashamed.
That I made choices to the betterment of all those around me and not just myself.
I choose to not be selfish and to put the needs of my children always before my own and ensure that they grow to be adults that I will not only be proud of, but adults that the world will be better because of.

I need not a huge home with spacious rooms and the best of modern times.
I want my own little space, a space so far secluded that I haven’t the need to worry about the hustle of all those lives around me.
I wish to live a simple life.
I wish to only have to worry about today and be thankful that I am even blessed with a tomorrow.
I want to be appreciative of all that this world has to offer me in it’s most basic of forms.
I wish to retreat to my childhood where I never even knew I was poor.
Where there was always some where to explore untouched and beautiful.
I would like to treasure the small streams that are often over looked and revel in the miniscuities of a minnow swimming against the current.

I wish to want less and appreciate more.
I wish to enjoy my time here on Earth surrounded by love and compassion and know that I gave my all to those who cared enough to know me.

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5 thoughts on “Small Changes Make Big Differences

  1. Saw your post on Upstate Sewing Gang. Do you know of any organization that could use bags like this? I always use reusable bags when shopping but have plenty. Would love to upcycle some t-shirts and give them away.

    1. Hi Cindy! Thanks for taking the time to read about my upcycled bags! I don’t know of a particular place, but I would start with a few local churches that have food pantries. Maybe they would be able to use them? I know that 5 Point church in Easley and Dream Center work together, I could reach and out see if there is a need if you’d like?

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