I was actually glad to have a younger sister when this show was on…Rita Moreno, Morgan Freemank, Bill Cosby…not a bad line-up of talented characters. And the catchy jingle. Nice flashback!
The show was for graduates of “The School of the Sesame Street” and its mission was to enhance reading skills. Creative skits that appealled to the senses were the norm. They had song and dance and color and laughing and cartoons and people and printing…they tried it all. The creative juices would flow out of the electric company and magically change the hard-wiring of the children who watched. Parents and educators would make sure the program was a staple in children’s diet and I’m sure were very happy that money was always found to support it (…made possible by a grant from the Fords or the Carnegies…).
That was then, this is now. We are older, hopefully wiser. The energy still leaves the electric company and magically transforms our appliances. And perhaps the money always appears to get that job done. But we no longer need the constant stimulation in our lives. We’re older and wiser and all of our energies do not need to be “on” to get us through the day.
17/40 I will be much more aware of my electrical use, both at home and at work. I was “trained” this way, so I think I do a pretty good job…I don’t leave the refrigerator door hanging open, I turn out lights when I leave the room, I use lower watt bulbs. But I’m going to do a thorough energy audit on myself and see what I can catch. Perhaps I’ll start dining by candle light each evening. Or meditating for longer just to keep the lights off.
Or maybe I’ll practice balancing my way through the dark house, taking the stairs two at a time…bring it on!
I’ve always believed that when I just live the way I’m “supposed” to live, it all works out right. It’s a little bit of “give ‘it’ (the stress) to God” and a bit of “do the right thing”. I’m doing a pretty good job with my daily tasks and the energy is starting to trickle into other areas not yet addressed. A healthy breakfast? That’s my start each day. But I am also feeling a little better as I fall lie in bed each night and examine the day. Huh…if I work on balance I seem to be more balanced.
I hope your day is positively electric!