April 22, 2020
Fifty years ago today, was the first Earth Day. It was aimed at awakening action against the impacts of industrial development on the environment, and therefore, on human health.
With coincidence, fifty-seven years ago today, I was born. I predate Earth Day so that was not the motivation behind my mother’s experimentation with castor oil but – thanks Mom and Dad! ☺️
So today is B-earthday.
Of course every day is an Earth day and I am pretty joyous to be alive every day too. But this April 22nd, maybe there’s more reason for introspection for all of us?
I have never felt more grateful for the Nature around me and understood my place within it, small as I am.
I have taken such comfort in watching Nature continue on around me, never better knowing the connection between Nature and human well-being . . . physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
I see how, with the necessity of our retreating, Nature has expanded.
I understand all the more what I value, what I miss, and what I hope for a world changed.
What I wish for you and me for today:
- Immersing in Nature no matter where you are. Gently hug a houseplant if that’s what circumstance allows. Even that has scientifically proven health benefits.
- Reflecting on our place IN the environment and the positive practices to carry forward into a post COVID-19 reality.
- Supporting those who, in particular, work for the well-being of society through action for the environment. This need not be a donation albeit that not-for-profits are of course also struggling now. Oh, and have your heard of the work of the Marine Education and Research Society?! ☺️ Please know the great value of sharing the messaging of those whose work you believe in. For example, more “likes” and “follows” is not about world domination for those like myself (it sure is not). Your promotion helps expand reach. Thank you.
Happy Earth Day to you and happy B-earthday to me. 💙
Surprise, I’m going diving.