“The earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Earth Day is such a sweet and lovely reminder that the Earth is our home and ultimate resource and as such it deserves our love, respect and devotion…
“The earth laughs in flowers.“
The Earth communicates to us in so many ways, from the soft buzzing of a diligently working bee, to the roar of a cascading waterfall, to the laughter of flowers, blooming brightly. Each piece of the earth is a miracle and we, the children and custodians of this grand planet, benefit and delight in these miracles.
Who can deny the grandeur, the sheer magnificence, that the earth bestows upon us? The sheer awesomeness of its storms, the way it cycles in steady, pulsing, seasonal ways, the gifts it provides with nutrition, oxygen, water – it all serves a purpose. There is nothing in nature that isn’t how it should be – even the oddities have a purpose, a reason in the bigger picture of things.
And yet, we humans do such damage, such harm to the very earth that gives us life, succor, and a place to call ours. The worst part about it is that we don’t need to be doing this. We don’t need to be creating such catastrophic devastation, in fact, many seem to go out of their way to cause such imbalanced abuse and for no real discernible reason beyond their own short-sighted greed. It’s disgusting and it’s wrong.
That said, there are ways to exist in harmony with the earth, ways that can still show progression and modernization but that take care of this planet and help it to heal. By showing compassion, by taking steps to waste less and reuse more, by choosing proactive and thoughtful ways of consuming – none of these is a big deal or takes more time, they just take active initiative.
How will you choose to live from this day forward? Will you choose to hear the earth and take care of it or will you choose to ignore the earth and take advantage of it? Your choices matter, even if they may seem like they don’t. Every single tiny thing adds up. Treat every single day like it’s Earth Day and you will make a difference that will echo in a positive, fantastic way!
The Earth laughs in flowers, so enjoy the laughter and ensure that the laughter continues for eons to come!
Namaste ~ Ella
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