I am late in getting this Earth Day blog posted ... but really everyday should be earth day! - A celebration of the earth that gives us so much.
No matter what your spiritual or religious belief is, my feeling is that we should take care of this wonderful planet that we all live on. Although I constantly hear of assaults on "Mother Earth", I also hear of wonderful projects that thoughtfully utilize our earth's resources to make our planet better. I believe that we can have a wonderful world if we have a sustainable goal and loving and supportive hearts... and we work toward our goal for the betterment of all people, animals and resources.
Yesterday, I celebrated, along with others, both young and old, Earth Day with my book "A Birthday Party for Mother Earth". We guided the children, ages 3 to 9, in a birthday party celebration for Mother Earth. We read my bookand then made earth cakes with natural flowers and elements such as rocks and shells (we live by the beach) to celebrate what Mother Earth gives us. After we made our earth birthday cakes, we then made hummingbird feeders out of recycled (this is a way to protect mother earth from the rampant earth pollution) Starbucks coffee cups for our wonderful pollinators, the hummingbirds. Without the pollinators, of which the hummingbirds are a part, 70% of our plants, both vegetarian and floral would not exist and thrive. It was a wonderful celebration and inspired a recognition of the wonderful cycle of nature and what we can do to help our world. HAPPY EARTH DAY EVERYDAY!