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Too small to make a difference

What quote am I vibing? "If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven't spent the night with a mosquito." African Proverb

Pounds of Trash Removed from the Wild since Last Post: 113

Pounds of Trash Removed from the Wild in 2021: 501

All-Time Pounds of Trash Removed from the Wild: 1982

I have taken months to convalesce, a month in Pennsylvania chilling with my Dad, and now it is time to get back into the swing of things. Time to be productive! I am feeling inspired and ready. The good news is that, even though I thought I have done nothing over the past three months, I did somehow manage to pick up 113 pounds of trash. It's a good little chunk towards my goal - now, full speed ahead.

I have been reading inspiring stories lately of individuals who have made big changes - Ona Judge, a woman who escaped enslavement by the Washingtons. Elizabeth Nyamayaro, a "girl from Africa" determined to make life better for her people by working with UNICEF. Judith Heumann, who has been fighting for disability rights for decades. I love these women - each had times of doubt, but kept fighting.

Here are the nineteen cleanups that I have achieved (sometimes with Brian, and once with Erin in Pennsylvania!) since the last time I checked in.

April 17. With Brian. 5 pounds. Kanner Highway.

April 19. 2 pounds. Kanner Highway.

April 22. 5 pounds. Santa Lucea Beach.

April 25. With Brian. 7 pounds. Stuart Causeway.

April 30. 3 pounds. Santa Lucea Beach.

May 8. 16 pounds. Bob Graham Beach.

May 23. 13 pounds. Bathtub Reef Beach.

May 24. 4 pounds. Kanner Highway.

May 27. 4 pounds. Kanner Highway.

May 28. 6 pounds. Country Club Plaza.

June 1. 2 pounds. Timrod Park in Florence, SC.

June 7. 8 pounds. Gap Mountain in Locust Gap, PA.

June 8. 1 pound. Quaker Run Park in Kulpmont, PA.

June 16. With Erin Cookson! 12 pounds (she picked up 15 pounds). Centralia, PA.

June 28. 4 pounds. Barwick Park.

July 5. 7 pounds. Bathtub Reef Beach.

July 6. 6 pounds. Kanner Highway.

July 7. 3 pounds. Stuart Beach.

July 10. WithBrian. 5 pounds. Stuart Beach.

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