Tomorrow is Earth Day and I want to wish everyone a Happy Earth Day . If possible, please celebrate this day in some capacity, even if it’s simply carving out a few minutes to acknowledge and reflect on what a treasure our planet is. We all tend to get pretty busy at times and allow our life perspective to shrink a bit. We know what’s important. Some days it just feels like it’s a hair out of reach, and we’ll come back to it as soon as the busy stretch ends. We’ve all been there. Earth Day is a wonderful day to step back a few paces, enjoy the bigger picture, and give thanks for this wonderful planet; and of course, do what we can to take care of it as well. With this in mind, I encourage two things for tomorrow, Earth Day:
1) Watch this truly wonderful PBS Special – American Experience; Earth Days. It is a really enjoyable video of a PBS Special that was on television Monday evening portraying the history, origin and roots of the movement which led to the first Earth Day in 1970. Much of it is narrated by some of the original voices and organizers who made this day possible. It’s a very moving and enjoyable video experience.
2) Do something extraordinary. Extra Ordinary – the word implies something that goes beyond the ordinary. Apply this to how we contribute everyday towards enhancing the health and sustainability of our planet. If you walk to work three days a week; make it four. If you drive to work everyday; carpool once a week. Even a simple change, if we all do it, can make a significant difference. The key is to make this change stick. Don’t just do it to benefit Earth Day. Make it a regular part of your weekly routine.
Extraordinary – it’s what we strive to be, and hopefully what we strive to do. Happy Earth Day!