A Little Gratitude For Our Beautiful Planet


Earth Day | Earth Gives Us Tea and Other Things...

Friday (April 22, 2016) was Earth Day! A day when people concentrate on the environment and how to ameliorate the over-all health of our planet. I remember being in grade school and commemorating this day as a child; there was always dramatics surrounding it and in the end people really didn’t have a actual concept of what Earth Day represents or what they should do to celebrate it. “Let’s plant a tree” or “Let’s start a garden” were the themes. Now that I am an adult I understand that Earth Day isn’t so much about vegetation but more so appreciation.

In this post, I discuss 5 really practical and basic ways that you can commemorate Earth Day just by showing your appreciation for our beautiful planet. These “down to earth” ideas will help you see that Earth Day isn’t really just a day, but it is a constant active thankfulness for the beautiful home we call earth.


#1. Drink More Tea

Earth Day | Drink More Tea

“Tea is a divine herb.” – Xu Guangqui. I agree 100%! Tea is an amazing plant that transmutes peace and order in every sip. There is absolutely no problem that cannot be soothed with a cup of tea. Our spectacular planet gives us the herb (camellia sinensis) that allows us to make a comforting beverage that washes our cares and stresses away. To show our appreciation, we should definitely drink more tea!

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#2. Meditate On Creation

Earth Day | Meditate On Creation

You may think it pointless to meditate on creation. “Shouldn’t I focus on saving endangered species or donating to a charity that prevents poachers from killing elephants for their ivory?” Well, how do you think these efforts got their start? When you meditate on creation, you begin to appreciate the small and large ways that earth lends to the quality of your life. You will feel moved to come up with a cause that suits you and comes natural to you. Meditating on creation is a way that you can appreciate Earth Day in a practical way that inevitably will lead to positive change.

Earth Day | Meditate On Creation

#3. Nurture House Plants