(image from NASA — someday I’d love to take my own photo!)
Doesn’t this photo just sing to you? It makes my heart soar! I never tire of it.
I actually hung a framed postcard of this very image of the earth in my first apartment back in college. It made me stop and think each morning and put perspective on things. Yes I was living on ramen noodles and macaroni and cheese, and no I didn’t know how I would pay the rent some months, or have gas money (or if my car would even run, if it had gas in it), or if I would pass the next real analysis exam. But looking at this photo made me realize that all of those problems were insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
What really matters is family, and friendships, and how we’re all in this together — on this lovely planet that we call home — and taking care of ourselves, others, and our home the best that we can.
And now there are blogs, and the internet, and facebook, and twitter, and wow — it really is a small world, after all!
So hugs to all of you, and the earth too — Happy Earth Day. Are you doing anything to celebrate? I’m going to take some photos of our prairie garden — wow, what a spring it’s been!