I do most of my processing/ heavy thinking when I run. I guess, like most people, I’ve been feeling overwhelmed about our new political climate, which is bringing out the worst in just about everything. I can barely force myself to listen to NPR these days (and I love NPR). So during my run, it occurred to me to be one small voice of optimism. To try to seek out, on a daily basis, something positive to report and share. My plan is to do this every day for 2 months. According to John M. Grohol, at PsychCentral, it actually takes 66 days to form a new habit. If this is true, in a little over 2 months I should be not only a daily blogger, but a happier, more optimistic person.

So, starting today, I’ll be posting on my blog and Tweeting something positive I’ve found to share and perhaps instigate change for the good.

Here’s my post for Day 1: New Home for Bees and Butterflies!

Cedar Rapids, Iowa is preparing 188 acres of vacant public to convert to habitat for wildflowers and prarie grasses that will eventually host bees and other forms of wildlife. The long-term goal is to convert 1000 acres for this purpose. Read the full article here.

This should be a no-brainer for most cities. What vacant lots have you seen that could be converted to a natural habitat for butterflies and bees?

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