When weather events are threatening, we abruptly realize the distortion of our climate. But, at other times do we really pay attention? Every day we are dependent on Earth not only for our bodily survival but also for the renewal of our spirits. We have a deep connection with the essence of our planet home. Even if we live in the city, our human bond with Earth requires a piece of green, a patch of blue, the freshness of wind and the song of birds. We need the touch of our natural environment to nourish us in mind and body and to continually “blow new strength into our beings.”
May the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being.
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
As stewards of God’s creation, we are called to make the earth a beautiful garden for the human family.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
Henry David Thoreau
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and
the stars; you have a right to be here.
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad
with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains
of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and
spring after the winter.
May the sun bring you new energy by day; may the moon softly restore you by night; may the rain wash away your worries; may the breeze blow new strength into your being.