Spring is in the air…


Jessica Lewis

There are a lot of things in life that I don’t really like, but to be honest there are few things that I truly detest. Littering is one of those things.

Spring is finally here. Pretty much since Christmas was over, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring. I love the warm spring weather, the way everything starts to take on a fresh shade of green and flowers begin to bloom.

Unfortunately, the fun of spring is always ruined by something else. As soon as the snow and ice begin to melt, the first thing you see is all of the garbage lazy people have tossed on the ground over the winter months. All winter long, snow would cover the trash and hide it from view, but as soon as the temperatures begin to climb, the amount of garbage that people have tossed all year becomes apparent.

I’m not a neat freak. In fact, with an almost three year old, I’m almost always likely to find some forgotten food wrapper, juice bottle or other miscellaneous item in my car, but I’m not so lazy that I’m just going to roll down the window and toss it out. If it’s an issue, I’ll make a point to stop and throw it out in the garbage, and until then, it can stay in my car.

I’m not sure why more people can’t adopt that attitude. Unfortunately, too many refuse to take that tiniest bit of responsibility and instead throw their trash in the streets. My three year old knows better than that. It’s a simple idea, pick up after yourself.