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Hug a Tree?

With our focus this week on our Mother Earth, my thoughts went straight to “tree hugging”  I know that there is a inuendo involved with “tree huggers” and that they-or should I say “we” are the extreme envronmentalists.  Actually, Wikapedia defines “tree hugger” as:  A slang, sometimes derogatory, term for  environmentalists

I don’t think that loving our earth, all that is on it and showing respect for all of its living creatures, is an extreme anything…Do you?

The trees in Michigan are cold and bare… they look like they could use a hug… So, lets put aside the derogotory reference of “tree huggers” and simply love and respect Mother Earth in a way that fits us best.  Agreed?

Want to hug a tree?  Have you ever wondered HOW to hug a tree?  How to CHOOSE which tree to hug?  What to SAY to “the tree?”  Check out this article: http://healing.about.com/cs/trees/ht/How_hugtree.htm.

Now..Let’s go hug a tree!

Gratitude for our Earth

What do you think of when you think of “the earth?”  Mother Earth?  The Good Earth?  Earth Day? 

I think of the gifts of our planet  that she so wonderously and generously provides us; with or without our gratitude.

Today is not Earth Day.  Earth Day is in April.  April 22, I believe.  There are many events that occur on Earth Day; and our earth certainly deserves a day of her own to be celebrated.  But, why not celebrate our earth every day?  It does not need to be a “great celebration.”  A few minutes of gratitude for Mother Earth each morning as we wake, each evening as we drift off to sleep…

Do you have more than a few minutes?  Maybe ten?  I read a great article by Karen Talavera named Ten Minutes for Planet Earth. I invite you to read it, and consider how YOU will honor and thank our Mother Earth for ALL that she does for us.  Without her, where would we be?