Changing Habits

We all have rituals in our lives.  It requires less thinking.  When I wake up I use the bathroom and brush my teeth.  The same before I go to bed.  It takes a while to develop a pattern that becomes a fixed part of our lives.

We moved to California during the drought.  I learned how to reduce the amount of water we used.  When guests came for dinner, whatever water remained in their glasses or the pitcher was poured over the lawn.  We also had a large bucket in the shower and water was collected that was also poured on the lawn. This was called gray water as it had soap in it.  These acts enabled us to sprinkle no more than twice a week (city law) and maintain a green lawn.

We flushed toilets less, showered less, turned faucets off when not needing the water to run, washed larger loads of laundry, did not wash our cars.

California noted that the amount of water consumed dropped dramatically as they educated the public about ways to participate in using less water.

There are many changes that occurred.  Our water lifestyle changed.

Yesterday it was revealed that the North Bay, which includes the area of San Francisco and cities around it, is no longer experiencing a drought.

I choose not to focus on changing my water pattern.  It is a precious commodity and I like these habits.

Humans are intriguing in their patterns and potential to change.  Think about it.