Sunday, April 22, 2012
We Borrow The Earth From Our Children
It's Earth Day today, a time to reflect on our impact upon the planet, a time to reevaluate what is important, a time to make a commitment to preserving this fragile blue jewel we call home. This is our home, the one and only place in the universe that we know of where we can survive. So stop and think before you use that plastic bag at the grocery store, stop and think before you get in the car to drive a block to run that errand, stop and think before you turn on those lights and run the water and use that harsh chemical to clean your home. Stop and reflect on these words by Chief Seattle of the Squamish tribe, uttered over a century ago:
"Teach your children what we have taught ours, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of the earth. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
Stop and thank Mother Earth for her bounty and honour her every day of your life, for without her, we have no life.