I was out in the woods with my 6 year old daughter yesterday.  She grabbed a plastic bag that she saw lying on the ground and started filling it with other trash.  We always go for the plastic first, before the cans and bottles- so she focused on that.

She then told me that she likes to protect the environment- and then asked “Daddy- if the environment gets hurt really bad, will people die?”  I was totally caught off guard by the question, paused, and decided I didn’t want to lie to her.  I told her “yes.”  It broke my heart to say it out loud- and I was left stunned by her question.

How bad will the destruction get?  I don’t know, but for my children’s sake, I must always work tirelessly to protect and restore the environment.

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2 Responses to Unforgettable

  1. Sue says:

    Love the honesty and the message that our actions matter.

  2. Oh, I know that feeling so well. My 5 year old daughter is reaching that same place. She’s always been very nature-oriented, and has recently started declaring her belief that nobody should ever build anything because that takes away from nature and destroys habitats. Many conversations ahead … and it’s a definite reminder to me to make sure I am being the right kind of role model!!

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