My last post was about setting intentions for fall. One that I Iike best is from the Daily Word:
I remember to live lightly, laugh, and be kind.
I imagine there are tons of ways to define ‘live lightly’. So, I decided to consult with Dr. Google to see what I could find. I came across a Canadian blog site called Living Lightly.
According to their site:
There is no single definition of Living Lightly, nor is there a roadmap or a set of commandments that will apply to every person in every society.
Living Lightly is a lifestyle that is at the same time ethical, practical, economical, and spiritual.
Living Lightly is a choice to better align the pursuit of our practical needs with our personal values and spiritual calling, and with the needs of our environment and of all humans and other forms of life.Living Lightly
I am planning on a deeper dive on the site to learn ways to ‘live lightly’.
The needs of our environment came home to roost this weekend.
Our air was ‘unhealthy for everybody’ due to wildfire smoke. While late summer wildfires are a given in the West, they aren’t that common in Western Washington. Wildfires are expected to increase in intensity and frequency due to climate change (per the EPA).
On Saturday, Seattle was the city with the worst air quality in the WORLD! Number 2 on the list was Lahore, Pakistan. The picture in today’s collage was taken from our back deck late Saturday afternoon. You can see the sun through the haze.
Western Washington occasionally has poor air quality from an air inversion. This usually happens in the winter. We haven’t had much in the way of summer wildfire smoke before the last few years, but this is the second summer with some pretty bad fires and unhealthy air.
My Montana girlfriends own air purifiers to deal with smoky air. It seems like that will now be a necessary purchase for us, as well!