Beyond the Curb: The start of a new chapter


As we begin a New Year, refreshed and recharged, we prepare ourselves for new challenges. Challenges that may come in many forms and, whether we set new goals or renew old ones, we need to step back, take a look around and adjust our course to stay focused on what we want to achieve because “things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” (Goethe)

This year, at a personal level, I would like to focus on healing. We can never move on if we have unresolved issues in our mind or in our heart. Finding resolutions for open wounds is the only way to really move forward, and there’s no better time to reflect, reevaluate life and close certain doors from the past than the start of a New Year. 

At a project level, I am taking the challenge of improving my organization. Recycle Brevard is and does so much more than recycling. We really go beyond recycling and, for that reason, we will be treating the recycling side of the organization as Recycle Brevard and introducing 3Rs and Beyond as the organization as a whole. 

The tag line “learning, caring and making a difference,” summarizes our mission well. Our primary goal is to offer meaningful educational programs that not only move our environmental cause forward, but also positively impacts other areas and other lives. We want to empower people, schools and organizations to help preserve the environment and build together a healthy, harmonious and sustainable community where there is no room for waste.

To accomplish that, we will need a lot of help — your help. If you are up for the challenge and would like to get involved, send me a message and let’s make a difference together. No matter the expertise or time constraints, if you want to be involved, we can work around it all. 

There is so much to be done and to be improved that sometimes it can be overwhelming. We may think we, alone, cannot make a difference. But if we walk hand-in-hand, our chances of succeeding are much greater; we can accomplish a lot more when we work together. So let’s do it, Brevard. 

In the end, we need healthy relationships in place to make anything happen. We need the support from family and friends, the partnership with like-minded organizations, and the help of each individual who believes in what we do.

Recently, a dear group of friends reminded me why we do what we do. As Gandhi said, “it’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing.” 

Happy 2016 to you. Let’s celebrate family, friendship and new beginnings. 

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