It’s Earth Day tomorrow! Well, at least the ‘official’ day that’s been designated on the calendar for celebrating. The reason I’m posting this today is to remind everyone (including myself!), that really, when you get right down to it, every day is Earth Day. That’s because, every single one of us, no matter who we are, where we live, or what we believe in, share – and are connected together by – our wonderful Earth. And we’re not just connected with people, we’re connected with the myriad plants and animals, mountains, deserts, sky and water too! We all share this Beautiful home of Earth together.
And although this might sound simplistic, it’s up to all of us to take care of our home in the best ways that each of us can. For me personally, and for KRC, “Helping people improve the world”, means actively finding ways to care for and improve our Earth. I drive a hybrid car, am in the midst of having solar panels installed on my house (they’ll be here on Tuesday!) and I’m vegan. People often comment that being vegan must be difficult. For me, it really isn’t. It’s simply a deliberate choice I’ve made to help “improve the world”. Sometimes we think that making the change to do things in different ways – like being vegan – will be too hard for us, or that our small effort won’t count. But it will! Even just eating one less meal that has meat in it, walking somewhere instead of driving or bringing your own reusable bag to the grocery store. Because every single act of kindness and compassion, every single effort to “Help people improve the world” counts, to people, to animals, and to our Earth!
So, from KRC to all of you, Happy Earth Day! Today, tomorrow and every day!
(And thanks to my daughter, Serena, for painting this beautiful painting for me for my birthday!)