The world has practically stopped because of the Coronavirus. In our stillness we are allowing the earth to rest and heal. We have been obliged to carry out conservation practices beyond what we have already initiated. I’m easily using a third less paper products than I was before.
Some things have become scarce but everything has become more sacred and appreciated. April 22nd, Earth Day has always been a meaningful day for me and it’s even more so now. Our place on this earth is so apparently fragile.
Keep A Sacred Perspective of Nature
When it comes to helping save the world, everyone has a part to play. I recently saw the movie “The Pollinators”. This important movie from Demand Film, is eye opening. I never envisioned the massive amounts of bees that have to be transported across the country, from field to field, to pollinate our fruits, nuts and vegetables. Because of insecticides, fungicides and other poisons, our bee population is now inadequate and the balance of nature is in a crisis.
When I eat, I usually remember the people who plant and harvest my food, but now, I also think of these outstanding people who keep the bees that preserve our food chain.
I offer massive gratitude to our doctors, nurses, leaders and essential workers who are on the front lines of the pandemic. God bless them for keeping me safe.
We are at war with COVID-19 but we’re also fighting to not allow it to steal our joy. Better days are coming, but today, it is essential to have compassion for ourselves and focus on God’s daily mercies. By all means boost your immune system with exercise, healthy eating and laughter.
Use your time wisely. Many online learning centers are giving free courses, due to Coronavirus. Learn home repairs. My installing an inexpensive DIY bidet toilet seat attachment was helpful in saving toilet paper.
Spend as much time as you can outdoors exercising, following COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. I am blessed, my home backs up to open space. What a wonderful world!
We were given stewardship of the earth to use sustainably, not abuse, but that privilege can be taken away from us. God is Sovereign over all. I will leave you with these words from conservationist, Jane Goodall.
“You, as an individual, just have to remember that in your life, you matter, you have a role to play and that every single day you live, you make some impact and you get a choice as to what kind of impact you’re going to make,” she said. “If everyone is making the right ethical choice, whatever religion they’re part of, then we’re going to have a much better world…”
“We haven’t inherited this planet from our parents, we’ve borrowed it from our children. We have not borrowed our children’s future — we have stolen it and we’re still stealing it now, and it’s time we get together, whatever our religion, whatever our culture, get together and start changing the way — changing our attitude — so that we can leave a better world for our children, whom we love.” – Jane Goodall
What will you do respect this Earth Day? Happy Earth Day 2020.
“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
– Psalm 118:24