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A Positive Look At Progress

Updated on May 01, 2014
Road 10 from Arecibo to Utuado, PR
Road 10 from Arecibo to Utuado, PR | Source

Looking around at progress, as I analyzed it, I saw some ideas that I think are worth mentioning. I wrote an article titled "If Progress is..." and it is against some of the situations that brings discomfort to our land, environment and oneself. I want to be more positive and look at things with another filter. I will share in this article...a positive view of progress.

if progress is... to ride on a road where a sign says that it is protecting the environment, I should go through it to feel I am part of the ingenious technology.

If progress is... getting an envelope with the new printer ink to send the old cartridge; I will definitely buy that brand to be part of their recycling system which benefits our community and environment.

Road # 10 Arecibo, Puerto Rico

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An encouraging road

Forest Rio Abajo, Utuado, PR
Forest Rio Abajo, Utuado, PR | Source

Recycling printer ink envelopes

Recycling printer ink envelopes
Recycling printer ink envelopes | Source

Organizing waste

Recycling bins of the National Rain Forest El Yunque in Puerto Rico
Recycling bins of the National Rain Forest El Yunque in Puerto Rico | Source
Portal of the National Rain forest El Yunque in PR
Portal of the National Rain forest El Yunque in PR | Source

If progress is

If progress is... fancy garbage cans; to throw each waste where the label indicates. We can learn to do the same to save energy and participate in other contributions, in order to maintain the freshness of our land.

If progress is... a modern structure in the middle of a great rain forest like the one in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. I will joyfully invite everyone I see to be part of the ecosystem that has been developed.

Bridges and...

If progress is... to be connected by a bridge to reach the other side; where the architecture does not impede the growth and flow of nature, let's be part of the structure making proper use of it.

If progress is... a land with furrows for planting; let's celebrate the responsible land owners, for their vision of survival and for their economical apportion.

Furrows for planting

Utuado, Puerto Rico
Utuado, Puerto Rico | Source
Stephen R. Covey
Stephen R. Covey

Conclusion

Stephen Covey quoted: "When life does not go our way or we inadvertently make a mistake, it is so easy to make excuses, place blame on others, or argue that circumstances were against us. But we only progress in life to the extent that we take responsibility for our actions and attitudes, and put forth the initiative necessary to create our own circumstances."

Progress is about you and me. We are part of this world where the environment is being hurt. We are responsible to maintain its energy flowing fresh and clear, because that is our future, because this is our home.

Let's be part of the progress that is good for all!


Blessings to all!


© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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      Greg Boudonck 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

      I always feel progress can be better, but it is good to see a more caring mentality.

      great hub hon

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Right On! Sista

      (really cool photos) I like to make progress the devil. You have made it an angel. far better attitude.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Froggy213 thanks for encouraging like always. I also agree that progress can be better.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Ericdierker thanks for your time. Everything has that devil that can be change.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great message Maria! Progress can be made daily and we can be the instruments of that progress, but it takes willingness. :) Happy Easter my friend, and say hello to Greg for me.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      billybuc thanks Billy. "Willingness" that is the key. Thanks for the Happy Easter same to you.

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      Angela Blair 3 years ago from Central Texas

      It's always the folks who are paying attention to what surrounds them that are responsible for progress -- and we can all be a part of that! Great Hub and very well written! Best/Sis

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Angela Blair my dear sister, it is always a pleasure to know you were around. Thanks! I like the way you exposed your comment "The folks".

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