Some days it just seems like life is all and only about problems. It seems like one thing after another crops up. Today around the Earth is the day we remember the planet we all share: Earth Day. it’s a chance for all of us to come together and not only celebrate the planet, but raise the cry for doing better by it. It’s like New Years’ Day when countless people around the globe make resolutions, but today is a resolution to care more for that which sustains us all.
I’m not one to say the sky is falling but I do believe that we’re working day by day to permanently damage, cripple and eventually kill the world that is essential to us being alive. I believe that many of our habits and actions could be causing the serious weather changes we’re experiencing. Yet we continue with the destructive actions seemingly without too much concern for our and our grandchildren’s future.
It’s not easy to stop a speeding train on a dime, in fact it won’t happen. But I do believe we need to do better by ourselves and our planet a little each day. As I shared with my newsletter subscribers over the weekend, I think a big reason we don’t do more on behalf of our world is because we don’t spend enough time out enjoying it. We’re wrapped up in our technology and crazy full schedules and don’t make time to get out and experience nature in the raw.
So this Earth Day, go ahead and turn off your lights for an hour and get outside and enjoy nature. Explore a garden, take a walk in a park, go on a hike, have a picnic at a lake. See the world that everyone is talking about saving, and you’ll see why I want to save it too.
“On climate change, we often don’t fully appreciate that it is a problem. We think it is a problem waiting to happen.” Kofi Annan