Monday, April 22, 2013

What if a Tree Could Talk?

"United we stand."

An excerpt from Messages from Children and What They Can Teach Grown-ups

A gust of wind blew over our recyclables that were left outside on the day of the scheduled pick-up.  My daughter went out to clean up and came back with a post card that she found in a nearby tree. 
“Look what I found, momma.  The tree said thank you.” 

It was actually a postcard from a recent purchase that read thank you for shopping with us, but the phrase “thank you” was in larger print and that is what she noticed.  I smiled at her interpretation; she picked up the recyclables and the tree said thank you. 

What is nature saying to us?  Are we acting responsibly in conserving energy, recycling materials and preventing pollution?  Like everything else, we can’t control the actions of others.  But we can do our part and manage our resources efficiently. 

We can also do as Wayne Dyer proposes and “practice kindness toward Earth by picking up a piece of litter that’s on your path; or saying a silent prayer of gratitude for the existence of rain, the color of flowers, or even the book you hold in your hands that was donated by a tree.”  If we each to do one simple act of kindness to preserve nature’s beauty, we can make a world of difference.

Love and Blessings,

Kathleen O'Malley

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