In spite of it all, imagine you have been given a gift. Today, the Earth is thanking you for allowing her to breathe again; applauding you for reducing excessive consumption; praising you for conserving on fuel needed for those short distances between point A and two blocks away, for turning off the torches that burn the forests for the production of denatured food and halting the travel across the globe to simply ‘see and say ‘we've been there.'
Have we neglected the needs of our planet in order to satisfy our short order list of wants and desires? Has our climate-control lives prevented us from opening our windows and doors and embracing one another with equal regard?
As the earth takes a breath, the air becomes cleaner and perhaps we get to see more clearly with a greater vision for ourselves and the future of our planet.
Life after a pandemic won't possibly be the same and it shouldn't. As our first responders, healthcare professionals and other guardians of well-being work tirelessly to save lives, we can heal our lives and the planet by the choices we make. What will you do differently from what you have done.? Wisdom doesn't exist in our future; it lies in our past. With wisdom we must decide. If we don't, how will we inspire our children to be the change agents for a better tomorrow? Undoubtedly, the Earth will continue to remind us.
Honor our planet with your choices for a better world. Celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd.
What new choices will you make? Tell us. We need your inspiration.
Be Well, in every way!