Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Celebrating the Earth Today . . .

and every day . . .

For those of us who have been in the sustainability game for a while, it is exciting, encouraging, and sometimes a little annoying to have all this hype about Earth Day.

It is hard to believe there is anyone out there who isn't aware of Earth Day and all it implies, but I know there are so many folks new to the concepts of greener living and what sustainability means not only to us now, but to our children and grandchildren later.

There are an endless amount of 'festivals' and celebrations going on in every community. While these are fun and hopefully help to create a stronger bond within your community for an effort that will take more than a week to get significant results; my wish is that everyone just takes a at least one moment to sit in the grass, stick your hands in the soil, visit your local farmer and thank them, be aware of the budding of Spring - EVERYWHERE, touch a tree - and listen.

Be inspired by that moment and perhaps take a few of them strung together and have yourself a private celebration!

Find something in that quiet space that you can grasp and remember for the rest of the 364 days of the year.

Happy Earth Day!

:)GD Meg

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