We at the Wildflower Center do our best to honor Lady Bird Johnson’s spirit every day. Here are just a few of the things we admire about Mrs. Johnson, including suggestions for how to emulate her in your own life, and a quick quiz to test your Lady Bird knowledge.
BE LIKE LADY BIRD
Mrs. Johnson was an inspiring woman. Take a look at our list of Lady Bird attributes and think about how you can be more like Lady Bird.
Be bold: Know what’s important to you and speak it, live it, share it. Set your fears aside. Be you and be proud. Take action.
Be compassionate: Listen to those around you. Practice empathy. Be selfless.
Be visionary: Imagine a better world. What can you do to realize that vision?
Be adventurous: Take a trip someplace you’ve always wanted to go. Try learning a new skill. Take a chance. Explore. Believe in yourself and go out on a limb!
Be generous: Contribute to an organization you believe in. Generosity takes many forms, including giving time and effort as a volunteer and/or contributing in the form of a donation. Mrs. Johnson said you can make a difference by giving “just one iota.”
Be an environmentalist: Believe in the power of healthy landscapes to transform lives. Plant a native flower or tree in your yard or window box; pick up the next piece of trash you see; take a walk, look around and appreciate the landscape you inhabit.
LADY BIRD JOHNSON QUIZ
How much do you know about our Environmental First Lady? Take the quiz and find out!