The Earth's WayBy: Margaret Walker
Did you ever notice that the earth speaks to us in many ways? In some respects it lets us know if we are doing things right, or if we are not.
If you become a guest in another's home, you show respect in how you mind your manners, how you take care of a neighbor's garden tools if you borrowed them, how you tend to help a fallen person, or anyone who is in need of your help.
Why does it become so difficult to understand that our very existence depends on how we show respect, how well we tend to things, how well we help others to see that we should have priorities that go beyond our personal wants and desires?
If the Earth could speak our language, what would it say? Probably the same as a small child who looks to a parent for safety, for shelter, for sustenance, for survival.
There are those of us who take great pride in our 'beautiful' gardens, our nice new home, and our new car in the garage. Why do we never stop and think about what good those things would be if the earth decided to stop supporting us?
Maybe each one should make a list of 10 small ways we can add to the life of our Earth. Once good habits are started and pursued it becomes second nature to continue. One good act leads to others.
How many of us have said, 'Tomorrow I will try to do better. I will investigate what I should do to conserve energy in my home. Next time I throw something in the trash will I ask, 'Is there a better way to dispose of this?'
It is my hope that we learn to respect the Earth's way before the Earth does away with us.