It really is the little changes in our lives...I now make it a policy to walk my cart back to the grocery store. It keeps people from crashing into them in parking places and adds a few steps to my day.
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It adds a bit more movement in your day and shows respect by taking care of something that doesn't belong to you. It prevents damage to vehicles, keeps the carts out of the heat, cold, rain or snow. The cart won't clog up the parking spaces if they are put back in the store. Most of all, it's not that hard and doesn't take very long to just return the cart to the store where others can use it.
Walk, walk, walk. Park as far way as you can from the store. Take time to return the cart. Walk the dog. Walk up and down the steps in your house. Try the stairs, instead of the elevator. Just do what you can to keep moving.
Not only are you avoiding doing damage to someone else's vehicle (or person), if you walk the shopping cart back to it's proper return slot, you are adding steps to your daily total without really noticing it. Walk to the cart return slot further away for even more steps!
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