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Each morning I take a different route. The first morning I noticed that, all along the sidewalk there were little bits and pieces of litter, litter that most people won’t notice because they’re usually in a hurry or paying attention to something else. So, the next morning, I took a pair of gloves and a small plastic shopping bag with me. I picked up a few pieces of the litter. When I retraced my steps on the way home, it appealed to me that now, the sidewalk didn’t have so much litter. It was only a small thing to do, but it made a difference.
I took a different route the third day. I noticed that there were several people out early, painting over graffiti that had been sprayed onto some of the local buildings. I stopped to ask why they were doing that. They all agreed that in order to keep the community a clean place, doing this job was absolutely necessary. I asked if painting over would stop the graffiti. No, they answered. Only counseling and a community mind change will do that. We’re just doing our part. They were. It was a small thing to do, but it made a difference.