Can you imagine the ad – if the Earth had a real estate agent?
“A stunningly beautiful place to live. A place of great wealth, packed with natural resources. Can support billions of beings at once, effortlessly. Great variety of species, flora, fauna.”
It’s easy to forget this while in the midst of the constant activity that is the average human being’s daily experience: we live on an immensely beautiful planet. Our wealthy earth provides plenty to keep every one of us happy and healthy. Earth didn’t make stipulations about who could have more and who, less.
Earth Day was created 40 years ago by people who had become aware that it was time to become more conscious about the earth, and to show gratitude for this place we all call home.
Thank you for the atmosphere that protects us, the oxygen we can breathe, the rain, snow, sleet, and ice, the forests, lakes, oceans, and rivers. Thank you for the many plants, animals and insects we share this place with and learn so much from. Thank you for your hospitality, and your poetic beauty.
Why not take a moment on this day to sit with the earth? You may remember why you are here.