Archive for April, 2009

Earth Day 2009

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Today is Earth Day!  For us, it is cause for celebration, if only for the fact that at least one day a year has been set aside for people to consider the wonderful world we live in.  The reality is that DJ and I truly try to live each day aware of our roles in being, as we like to call it – good stewards of the earth.  Normally, we take several hours on Earth Day to pick up the trash alongside the road we live on for a good mile or so.  (We do this throughout the year as well, but it’s especially meaningful for us to take some small action to actually celebrate Earth Day each year.)  However, Earth Day this year was exceptionally wet with a LOT of rain coming in sheets for much of the day!  So, we will do our roadside pickup this weekend.  However you choose to celebrate Earth Day (and, we hope that you do), take a moment to reflect on where you live and what the environment may be like 10, 20, or even 50 years from now.  And, ask yourself – will our portion of the earth be better, worse, still inhabitable, or maybe even a paradise?  We all share the same resources – whether with our neighbors or, on the larger scale, with other countries.  We have hope everyday and act upon that hope with passion that the world we eventually will leave behind, as everyone must, will be better than the one we are currently enjoying and doing our parts to protect.