I love the internet. I love the world-at-your-fingertips sensation. I love the opportunity to learn, learn, learn.
But I am sometimes inundated, and find that with all of my reading and discovering, I must be even more vigilant to keep first Thing first. You know? There are so many good things, and the more I learn about them, the more I want to do them. But at some point, I have to realize that time here is limited, and while I want to be a good steward in every way I can, I can’t spend my whole life in pursuit of organic whole grains. There is Jesus, after all, and no amount of fair trade and non-toxic household cleaners will save souls.
(You can obviously see what kinds of good things tend to draw my attention.)
So this is a constant question I must be asking myself: How much of my limited resources (time, energy, money) is this worth? Will the benefit to my family, or the environment, or whatever, be worth the investment?
Is it worth the $$$ to, say, buy a whole bunch of reusable shopping bags?
Is it worth the $$$, and mostly the time, to switch? I love the thought of no more weird chemicals on baby’s skin, but is it worth it? (Just look at those! Who wouldn’t want to switch!)
There are some things that I just know are worth investing into, though. Like:
And a bit of random joy from California: Guess what I’ve been picking and eating from my new backyard?
The sweetest, juiciest plums EVER! I wish I could mail one to my dad. What awesome summer love they are!
**p.s. The upfront investment of cloth diapers can be a bit staggering, but of course, in the long run, it’s quite the savings.