Friday, April 22, 2011

Love The Earth! (It's The Only One We've Got)

Today may be Good Friday, but closer to my heart is Earth Day.  Today is the day where people do extra things to make the world a better place so they can feel better about being so lazy the rest of the year.

Okay, maybe that's a bit cynical, but probably not that far off for many people.  Earth Day, like any other holiday or specially named day, is a day to really reflect and act on the subject in question.  On Valentine's Day, we like to give out hearts and candy to people we love.  It doesn't mean we don't love them the rest of the year!  It's just a special day to remind us of the importance of sharing our love with those closest to us.  Similarly, Earth Day is the day many people pick up trash and plant trees to show our love of the planet.  It isn't that we don't love the planet the rest of the year, but rather that this day is a special reminder.

And just like there are Valentine's Day haters, I'm aware that there are Earth Day haters.  And you know what?  That's fine.  It's not for everyone.  (It probably SHOULD be, but it's just not.)

If you're looking for something easy to do this Earth Day, consider walking around your neighborhood and picking up litter.  It gets you exercise, gets you outside, and makes the earth a happier place.  Or maybe start a compost or get a rain barrel.  Or, if you prefer, donate some money to your favorite do-good organization.  

On that note, anyone have any good songs for the day?  Leave a comment and let me know!



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