Happy Earth Day!
Henry David Thoreau had it right.
To live each season as it passes is a beautiful gift.
And sometimes the best way to do this is to get outside, smell the fresh air, and listen to the sweet chirping of birds.
I thought since today was Earth Day I would write some ways you can celebrate Earth Day with your family.
1.Say a prayer of thanksgiving.I think the most important thing we can do in our families is to thank God for the Earth. I don’t know about you, but when I sit and really contemplate the vast beauty and gifts the Earth gives us, I’m filled with enormous gratitude. So take a moment with your family and say a prayer of thanksgiving.
2. Get Outside! Have fun with your family outdoors. Go for a walk, swing on swings, go for a bike ride, just enjoy the outdoors.
3. Plant something. I DO NOT have a green thumb by any means–so I know planting something may be a little difficult. I think the easiest way to do this is to buy a plant that’s already growing and replant it in your yard. Take your kids to a local plant nursery and speak with someone there.
5. Read Earth Day’s history. I’m all about reading the history of why we celebrate a holiday. Knowing the history of an event brings more meaning to your celebration. Instead of just doing something, your family can know why you’re choosing to celebrate.
I hope you enjoy some of these small ways to celebrate our beautiful Earth. She is good to us and I’m forever thankful for her.
And I must add Happy Easter! HE is RISEN! ALLELUIA! What a beautiful season!