While I was impressed with Leah’s honesty, I was also impacted by her wisdom. Living more sustainably can seem like a daunting task – in an age that wraps almost everything in plastic and demands vehicular transport on a nearly daily basis, where do I even begin? Rather than a mile-long checklist designed to make my lifestyle sustainable, Planted offered me three principles designed to change the way I think: Gratitude, Generosity, and Sabbath (Chapter 10). I am reminded of Romans 12:2: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (NIV). Living more sustainably isn’t all about a checklist – it’s about an internal change, about loving other people and our planet. Planted suggested to me that I need to recognize how much I have been given (Gratitude); it reminded me not to cling possessively (Generosity); it invited me to rest, lay aside my impulse to consume, and enjoy the gift of life (Sabbath).