P is for Paper Towels

In the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attack in Boston, I thought about changing this post to “P is for Peace” because that’s what we long for. Of course P is for peace.

Maybe this is my misguided attempt at standing in defiance against the monsters who did this by saying “No! You are not going to control every aspect of our lives through the propagation of fear through your evil acts!” I continue to join people around the world in praying for the people who were personally impacted by this horrific event. I thank God for the men and women who chose to run into the smoke and the carnage to help others. In the midst of an example of the darkness that people are capable of committing, these heroes displayed the best side of humanity. My heart breaks for the families who lost loved ones. My heart aches for those who are picking up the pieces.

I also continue to pray for and pursue peace.

A to Z Challenge 2013 P is for Paper Towels

I don’t care if you think the earth is going to melt because of man-made global warming or if you think it’s all bunk and junk science that’s being used to advance a secret plot to take over the world, I’m pretty sure that all of us can agree that it’s pretty ridiculous for us to waste resources.

I watched this TEDx video about a year ago and it honestly changed the way I do things. I don’t obsess about a lot of things, but clean hands and dry hands are pretty important. If I can have clean, dry hands without excess waste, that’s a bonus! Win-win. Right?

I once heard of a principal who used to tell his students that he could dry his hands with just one paper towel. Since his hands were so much bigger than theirs, there was no reason for them to waste so many paper towels every time they washed their hands. The guy telling me about the principal didn’t believe his story. I didn’t believe it either.

He was wrong.

So was I.

Say what you want about this guy’s demonstration. Don’t knock it till you try it, though. And I guarantee you now know the largest one-syllable number. Don’t you?

I must say, however, that I have no interest at all in his follow-up presentation. A guy’s gotta draw the line somewhere.

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Howdy. I'm Matt Todd. My wife and I have four kids and a dog,. I'm passionate about orphan care. I'm a die-hard fan of the Evansville Aces, the Indiana Hoosiers, and Star Wars. I'm trying to live life by the Todd family motto: "It behooves us to live!"

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