What does Earth Day mean to you? For me it is a day to reflect on the beauty and wonder of this amazing planet we live on. As I sit here I hear a pair of cardinals chirping in my blossoming cherry tree. In the distance the chickadees are merrily singing and millions of tiny leaf buds are starting to pop open everywhere I look. This happens every single year and never lets me down. My hummingbird feeder is all set up and hanging outside while I eagerly await the annual arrival of these tiny, incredible birds. Those little creatures bring me endless joy as I watch them flit about throughout the spring and summer months. The brooks are babbling and everywhere you look the world of nature seems to be buzzing with new life and excitement. We are blessed—every single one of us.
I want to say “thank you” to our Mother Earth. I want to wrap my arms around her and give her a hug. She brings life and love and joy to everyone who simply takes the time to look around, to everyone who stops to smell the flowers.
So enjoy the day. Take a moment to step outside, take in a deep breath, be quiet for a moment and simply listen. We are all part of a vibrant, living Earth. Let’s give thanks—and then make a pact with our fabulous planet that we will do our absolute best to take good care of it. We owe it to each other.
Here is a song I wrote with my father-in-law in honor of Earth Day. It is called “Mother Earth Is Crying.” Let’s all work together to put a smile back on her face.
HAPPY EARTH DAY!!