Planting the Future
My kids love trees. They love to climb them and play with the leaves and branches. They can spend hours outside having a great time, without any toys, playing with nature.
Today we went to the park, and my daughter picked up this…….
She was excited to plant it in the yard, in the place she and her brother had previously picked out. When we came home, she went into the back yard and planted it. Then she came inside and said, “I can’t wait to climb it. It will be right next to the other tree we like to climb”. I didn’t want to ruin her excitement, but I felt I had to be honest in telling her it will be a long time before she can climb that pine tree and that it may not even be ready to climb until after she is grown. This got me thinking that what we do today will affect our children and future generations, either positively or negatively.
The Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy states that “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”
This is a great quote. More people should read this and give it some consideration. I believe this is a thought many people have when they choose to be more environmentally friendly. While many of the things we do daily may not impact us at that moment, they may prove results, either negative or positive, in the future. I challenge you to a full day, or maybe even a week, of implementing the idea from the quote into your own life. Be mindful of your every action and think of the long-term effects on our Earth. Let’s work together and preserve our Earth for our future generations.
Remember, a healthy planet begins with you!
Daughter of the Earth, Mother of her creations. Ivanna (Evie) doesn’t care for titles, but the ones that fit best are homeschool mom, herbalist, and blogger. Her greatest joy is guiding others to find true wellness within themselves and Mother Earth. When not spending time with her beloved family, she can be found researching everything related to holistic wellness, crafting herbal remedies, or visiting with the plants in the Magical Garden.