As the title of this post suggests, I was nominated for my 2nd Sunshine Blogger Award! I am so thankful to Rio Rose Ribaya of Reverie & Reviews for this nomination. This fall has been a momentous for my blog due to the amazing support I've received from the blogging community on Twitter. I've read so many thoughtful, creative, and well-crafted posts and have gotten the opportunity to connect with new bloggers.
I was beyond excited to be nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by Laura from Palette of Thoughts. I am so overwhelmed by the support I've been receiving from so many incredible, talented writers and creators in the blogging community. For a long time, I would just read these tags, but I had never gotten a chance to participate, so it means so much to be recognized by friends in this community.
Did you know that over 500,000,000 single-use, plastic straws are used in the U.S.A. every day? Although they offer drinkers convenience, plastic straws cannot be recycled properly due to their size and weight and are common pollutants found in the ocean and in landfills. As we understand the impact plastic is having on the environment, businesses must learn to change their model. Can Starbucks' recent announcement to ban plastic straws help influence other businesses to change their ways?
On my commute to work, I can't help but to wonder, how many people are aiming to get through the day? How often do I start my own day thinking, I'll be happy when this day is over. Unfortunately, too many people go through life merely aiming to make it through their day. In the immortal words of Switchfoot, "I wanna thrive, not just survive." But what does it mean to thrive? Personally, when I envision the word "thrive," I see lush green vegetation blooming, regardless of the weather or the environment.