Many native people across the world have rituals and ways of thanking Earth. They are aware that nature is a gift not to be taken for granted.
Robin Wall Kimmerer has written a beautiful book Braiding Sweetgrass full of essays that express an inspirational love to our Earth. As an Environmental Biologist and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation she combines indigenous wisdom with her scientific knowledge. It is an uplifting book with no lifted fingers just an eyeopener and “hymn of love” to all the beauty around us.
Earth Day could be a good day to think of a way to connect with nature and perhaps even develop a ritual of gratitude for nature’s gifts, be it the sun salutation, gardening or going for a mindful walk in nature.
The New York Times has a beautifully illustrated explanation of climate change for children. Click the link to check it out!
Let’s help children learn how to appreciate and care for their planet!