My favorite pictures of the Earth are those taken from space. What an amazing miracle to have photos of our world taken from the darkness among the stars.
Today, though, since I can't travel into space (yet), I thought I'd take my camera outside and take some pictures of our planet, the part of it that is right in my front yard. Then, I thought maybe I could write the Earth a small note, letting her know how much I appreciate her.
Maybe you can do the same, and write your own, DEAR EARTH letter.
Here are my pictures and my letter:
Everywhere I look, I am filled with wonder at your wisdom and beauty.
This little hummingbird mother reminds me to stay close to my nest and protect those who most need me. She tells me to trust that someday there will be hatching, and emerging, and even flying again sometime soon.
The little succulent in the shadow of the big succulent (look, it is as if they are holding hands) remind me that we all need each other. Some of us are stronger, and it is our responsibility to help the little ones along.
Ah, Earth! Look at the gorgeousness you give us every single day! These flowers remind me that new life blooms all the time. And oh, how wonderful new life is! It takes a person's breath away.
And finally, Earth, you remind me that everything has its season and time. Sometimes, pods must fall to the ground for new seeds to grow. This is the way of things.
I appreciate you, my planet, and I hope you can have a little time to heal as we all ponder the miracle that is Earth.