celebrate earth day with your feet on the ground and your head in the sky
If we think about what gives us all we need to survive and to keep us alive, there’s no doubt about the answer, everything we need is given by the natural world around us – the Earth. We can be spiritual, have a different conviction, hope and faith, but no one needs to be religious to understand the importance of nature. And if you doubt it, just spend some time alone in a forest, sit on a beach listening to the sound of the sea or watch the moonlight behind the mountains.. I'm sure all your doubts will be gone.
However, with the rise of technology and industry, we have easily disconnected ourselves from the natural world. Even if we are not giving nature the value it deserves, it has not changed the way nature is important to us, as most of what we consume on a daily basis still come from nature interactions, even the air you are breathing right now!
Earth day is celebrated next Saturday, April 22, and even if Earth should be distinguished every day, we still need these dates to remind us what nature gives us for free (and that's actually why we create dates for everything). So let me remind you of everything that nature has given you and that you haven't even stopped to think about it:
| Fresh water and food (vegetables, fruits, seeds, fish, meat...)
| The perfect atmosphere for the human being to live
| Beautiful landscapes so we can relax
| Medicine from the world’s ecosystems
| Biodiversity and wildlife so we are less lonely
| Green areas for children to play
| Sunrise every day to remind us that we're still alive
We all know that patients recover faster when they experience nature, children develop and learn better with nature in their lives and nature strengthens the community, but in our busy lives we forget about all of this so easily..
Earth is a living element, full of different environments, ecosystems and cycles so well designed that keep us alive from day to day, so why don’t we treat Earth as our home? I know it doesn’t have furniture - no doors to keep us save, tables to have dinner or chairs to take a rest, but that’s where the beauty is. Nature removes the structure we are so used to, it brings us all together, removing the differences between us but appreciating our individuality. Nature gives us the opportunity to be ourselves and to create our own little world, and is there any better place to learn life skills than in nature? No. Nature is what teach us to live and keep us alive every single day! On this Earth Day take some time to slow down, unplug and connect yourself with the beauty of the planet Earth. This is your home and if you don't take care of it, it won't be too long until we all become homeless.
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