As Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart were wrapping up the concert on Wednesday night Stevie sent the following simple request to the crowd...
"Our world, our earth, is in turmoil....let's pray for the world! Do it!"
Today for Earth Day I'll be sending a zillion extra good thoughts to the world and our earth. Mama Earth has been sending us some pretty extreme messages for the past few years...I think it's time we start to listen to her. I'm so lucky to have seen so much of her splendor in my 26 (almost 27, yikes!) years of life and yet there is so much more left for me to marvel at, if I'm lucky. I know that folks get down and out about feeling like "how can I possibly help the Earth? I'm just one little person..." but I think what Stevie says is the most easy and do-able action for everyone. It's a simple and genuine place to start. Say a prayer. Send good thoughts. Muster up all the positive mojo you can in your powerful beings and dedicate it to our planet. She spoils us with gifts on a daily basis, a couple of good thoughts is the least we can do to say thanks!
I mean have you looked at the background of my photo above the "about me" section? Let me share the un-cropped version....
She's beautiful, right?! (The Earth, the Earth...I'm not being arrogant!)
Seriously, where do colors like this exist outside of nature!? It simply cannot be duplicated with the same beautiful effect.
Don't forget that we share our planet with little nuggets like this fella, too...we have to keep them in mind :)
So, as my adorable earth lovin' cousin Meggie would say, hug a tree today :) In fact, if you ever find yourself in a moment where you don't know what the most environmentally friendly course of action would be, simply say to yourself WWMD (What Would Meggie Do?)...and the answer will always be pro-Mama Earth.
Also-- as a follow up to this post-- I'll be going on my first run this afternoon. I feel mildly anxious about it but will be running outside (I mean it's Earth Day for gosh sake, I gotta soak up the beauty of my planet!) with my very patient gal pal and a very up tempo play list on the ol' iPod. I need to keep in mind I'm not running to impress anyone; I'm not running to prove anything to anyone...except maybe myself. I'm running to strengthen my body and my mind; to set a goal and reach it. I'm running because I can and that alone is a very beautiful reason.
Wish me luck!
In ocean, mountain, prairie, river, beach, forest, tree, animal, earth wind and fire Gratitude....