Last Saturday I took my son to football and the eager 9 year old waiting for me in the car in full pads made us be about 30 minutes early. I pulled into the parking lot where only three other cars stood. To my disappointment, the school lot was full of garbage from McDonalds. I told my son, "lets go. It looks like we are going to have to pick up after last nights pigs." We picked up what we could and I was happy to see another father and his two boys join in. How is it that we can live in 2010 and still have people walking around and being so disrespectful to our earth? Who thinks the world is theirs to abuse? I guess there are those out there who don't stop and think about the gifts they are given by being a part of this great planet. On the other hand, It was wonderful to see young kids picking up and not even questioning why. It is our duty to teach children how to respect the earth and as in Saturdays case, what we can do if others don't.
Picking up someone else's trash is never fun, but when you do, you can feel the sun smile and gently pat you on your back.
If man doesn't learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect, man will become extinct.