Wednesday, April 22, 2009

HONORING EARTH DAY

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children."

~Native American Proverb



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"There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet. "
~Brooke Medicine Eagle

10 comments:

garden girl said...

Good morning Joey, what a beautiful Earth Day post.

It's heartening to see the tide shifting towards more respect for our beautiful planet. It gives me hope for future generations.

flowrgirl1 said...

Great post. Im gonna go plant a tree this week!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Earth Day is every day in my household! :)

Tatyana said...

Hi Joey! Happy Earth Day to you and to all of us!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Those are beautiful sentiments and ones I believe in very strongly. Happy Earth Day, Joey, today and every day.
Marnie

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Wonderful Earth Day!

cameron

beckie said...

Joey, I often wonder what my grandchildren will face as adults when it comes to our planet. I hope they don't have to pay for our mistakes and they are 'greener' thinking than past generations. Your poem is beautiful. Happy Earth Day!

joey said...

On days like this, I honor all your thoughtful comments. Loving your voice, I thank you ... we are all children of the earth and family :)

Rose said...

A beautiful Earth Day post, Joey! I almost used that second quote myself:) I find it interesting and almost ironic that when I looked up some quotes for Earth Day, many of the best ones were from Native Americans. Perhaps if the early settlers of our country had treated the Native Americans differently, they would have learned some of their culture and this world might be a different place today.

The Siberian squill photos were absolutely gorgeous! I love that shade of blue.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Joey, beautiful Earth Day post. I've always loved the words of this speech and I still have the entire text. Thank you for posting something as beautiful as this.