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It's a Beautiful Day


Published 2017-02-16

It's a Beautiful Day

Is it just a nice day, or is it global warming?

I don’t know why I can’t just enjoy a beautiful 70 degree, spring like day in the middle of February and not worry that it is some sinister indicator of the heating atmosphere.  Even if today is a forecast of future drought, melting polar ice caps and rising oceans, there isn’t much I can do about it before the sun goes down. If today I turned off all my lights; walked to work, so I didn’t start my car; and lived an Amish-like, unplugged life style, it would still be a beautiful day.

Maybe awareness begins not with worry, weighing arguments, or even guilt that I still haven’t gotten around to replacing all of my light bulbs with the curly more environmentally friendly kind. Genuine awareness begins simply with genuine awareness. 

Today I will feel the gentle breeze and the warm sun on my neck and give thanks for the gift of this beautiful day.  I will listen beyond politics to what most scientists agree is a real concern for us all. I will be aware of things I can do which have affect on the environment. 

But before all of that I will simply enjoy this beautiful day.  I hope you will too.



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