Everyday is Earth Day, Right?

April 22nd, 2006. That is the day we celebrate the wonder that is Earth. Why do we set aside one day a year to give back, to recycle, to pick up trash, to plant trees?

Do we not live on this Earth every other day of the year? Have we become so distanced from what we call the Earth that celebrating her life is no longer important?

I say, celebrate that which gives us life day to day, year after year. Rejoice in the tree that provides shade and shelter. Rejoice in the nourishment that comes from the Earth. Rejoice in the Earth.

One day, no longer will we fight against her, but rather, work with her. One day we will refrain from cutting down the trees to lay down pavement. One day we will actually rejoice in the fact that we live in a place that gives us air, food, water, shelter.

And maybe, one day, we will realize that she has been good to us all along.

– Miranda Vivian

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4 Comments

  1. Mr Angry said,

    April 18, 2006 at 1:37 am

    Excellent point, people often focus too much on one day/event/moment and think that will change everything. Well guess what? It’s followed by another day, another event, another moment and we have to keep going. Recently a few people have been noting that if you view time and calendars a certain way you will see 01:02:03 04/05/06 – what a special moment!

    The best response I read was that all moments only happen once, every second can be special so make the most of all of them and stop focusing on arbitrary moments in time.

  2. Aftermath said,

    April 18, 2006 at 11:08 am

    I agree. One moment wont change much in life, but moments added up together, or how you react to those moments, can change your entire life.

    – Miranda Vivian

  3. ShallowThoughts said,

    April 18, 2006 at 1:27 pm

    Interesting that this post comes on the 100th anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake, one moment that changed thousands of lives; I guess Mommy Nature can be kinda harsh now and then, huh?

  4. Aftermath said,

    April 18, 2006 at 9:24 pm

    Absolutely, note that typically one moments don’t change much, it’s moments added together and how you deal with moments that create change. However, obviously there are exceptions, no doubt.
    Though, I’m talking more about Earth Day than moments.

    – Miranda Vivian


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