Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year. But what does it mean to me?

 

First, it means that for at least one day nature wins hands down.  We may pay a respectful bow to her spirit and magnificence… her life giving and life keeping ways.  Perhaps, we pause to consider the awesome and endlessly complex pattern she presents of the mountains, trees, valleys, ponds, lakes, streams, seas and oceans.  Mother Nature, or Pachamama, as called among the indigenous peoples of South America, she doesn´t need us at all. We need her! In every way, and every day of the year!  So, take at least a minute or two and care for her, spoil her rotten, let go of your restraints and love her with all of your heart… as she deserves to be loved. Go out and Hug a Tree, if you feel like it!  Kiss the sky! Relish the clean water left after we have be spoiled so much! Give thanks for the wind around us, for it is the very breath of life.

 

I think Earth Day should be observed and celebrated every day of the year, for as long as you live!    It says so right here:

Which brings us to the children of mother nature. We are ALL the children of nature. We are all Mother Nature´s son or Pachamama´s daughter or simply a good friend, right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbZSOLhIsVQ&index=2&list=RDLGnWuwAJ6bM

Unofficial Earth Day Flag created by John McConnell and called The Ecology Flag. Fly it!

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