"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Cleaning out Mom's Pantry

This week we're visiting my mom in L.A. When it comes to my writing, I do believe she's my #1 fan. There's not a word I've had published, on the 'net or on paper, that she hasn't read, and she's my most consistent and accurate editor. So, it should come as no surprise that she's been keeping up with this project. She was particularly interested in the food bank project, so...

The project:
Clean out Mom's pantry. Toss outdated foods. Pack up some food for the pantry. Create a box of food-related gadgets for Goodwill. Clean the shelves and doors.

45 minutes-1 hour

Why bother?
Mom asked, plus it's fun to do a decent sized project in someone else's home. Kind of like the difference between washing a car that drives city streets in rain-free cities versus cleaning the four-wheel drive that's been muddin' on a back road right after a week of rain.

Worth it?
Yes, on more than one level. This project spreads the love not only within my own family, but with strangers who will benefit from the shared abundance.

1 comment:

  1. It reminds me of the time you came out to Utah and cleaned out Moms closet. What a job that was. Its mostly still clean!!


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