We just celebrated Earth Day. It’s a pretty amazing place, isn’t it! For me personally, it has given me years of pleasure by enjoying the time outside, doing some travel, and just watching the garden grown.
God created it, And God saw that it was good. (Gen 1:9)
I am thankful to God for such a beautiful ‘piece of property’ He has given us to enjoy.
It’s hard when parks are closed, playgrounds have yellow tape around them, and our favourite camp grounds will not be opening anytime soon. But one day, gates will open, tape will be cut off, and we can hear the crackle of the campfires once again.
God continues to spin the world while we wait through COVID-19. He made it so we can enjoy its beauty and make memories on it. That has always been His pleasure.
For some, you have a back yard. Others live in an apartment building and maybe the balcony doesn’t offer much space. My daughter, who lives in a large city, has a balcony but the pigeons have taken over. (Yep, sure miss my kids) So, what can you do with the stay home, stay safe rule?
It will need some creative juices to flow as the weeks continue.
I use to have picnics with my girls during the cold winter weather in our basement. Why not do it now? Pack a picnic lunch, put some plants around your area, dress in some summer wear, throw down a blanket and enjoy your imaginary beautiful picnic area.
Put a beautiful scene on your screen and pretend you are right there. I was at this waterfall last summer and even though I can’t visit it, I can enjoy the beauty of it still and almost hear the sound of the water cascading over the Falls.
I enjoy watching nature shows where I can feel I am right there exploring alongside the camera people. My four walls suddenly become bigger. This is the time when we can especially escape to their part of the world.
I typed in nature crafts on www.pinterest.com. I am always amazed of such fun things to do.
Just getting in the car and driving somewhere for a few minutes can help re-set the mind frame. It is hard to stay cooped up, but taking a drive to see some spring scenery can help bring a breath of fresh air. Grab some snacks, put on some tunes, and enjoy the spring scenery out the car window.
I know this is hard and you may want to pack it all in and forget social distancing. Enough is enough, right? Sorry, we need to stick with it for a while longer. ☹ Let’s try and stay diligent and put on our creative hats.
So, for a time, enjoy our Earth and what it offers in a different way right now. One day we will be connecting with people and spending time in the beauty of our world without these restrictions. We will all have stories to tell and we want to be able to pass them on to our grand kids, our relatives, and friends.
The heavens keep telling the wonders of God, and the skies declare what he has done. Psalm 19:1
Celebrate planet Earth, be good to yourself and kind to others.
Remember, we are in this together and WE CAN DO THIS!