I'm tempted to categorize Earth Day as just another Hallmark Holiday... but then who gets a Hallmark card for the Earth? (Despite the fact that they make them!)
I'm not going to get all sappy and crone on about the beautiful planet that we inhabit and how we need to take care of the precious resources it offers so our babies can grow up with water to drink and clean air to breathe, but at some point, I have to face the reality of the impact that I'm making during my measly 90+ years here.
I've become much more Earth-thoughtful in the last few years. Every time I throw something away I ponder if it could be recyclable. I chastise my father for leaving the water running after he's done doing dishes. I have even been known, saint that I am, to turn off lights in rooms that I'm no longer using.
Not exactly medal-worthy deeds, but it's my little contribution nonetheless.
And in honor of a belated Earth Day, here are some of my favorite pictures of the A girl, out enjoying nature. I pray I will teach her to appreciate the Earth more than I have... looks like we're on the right track.