I honor the earth and all of life.
Today I recognize and appreciate how the earth blesses me. As I stop to smell the flowers, I breathe out a thank-you for their sweet scent. I place my hand on a tree and acknowledge its service of shelter and shade. During a rain shower, I envision the interconnection of the rivers, lakes, and oceans nourishing and supporting all living things. I bless all the creatures of the earth, from the bee who pollinates the crops that become my food, to the graceful giraffe who reminds me to elevate my perspective. I witness the joy of a squirrel burying an acorn and wonder about the tree the acorn may become. I am one with the earth’s inhabitants, and I honor them all.
The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.—Psalm 24:1