FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016

EARTH DAY, 2016

        I, for one, think we have too many holidays on our calendar.  Yet Earth Day has become a significant day for me.  
        Maligned, abused sand taken for granted our earth cries out.  Native Americans considered earth as a special gift from their Creator.  Mankind was to tend, use and appreciate Mother Earth.  They didn’t consider land as something someone owned.  Mankind was charged to tend the earth with kindness.
The psalmist poet writer singer David reminds us the earth is the Lord’s.  
I need only step outside my apartment to see and smell blooming roses, majestic mountain ridges, blazing sunsets and trickling mountain streams.  I treasure earth’s bounty and want to do my part to protect its bounty and to pass it on to future generations.