It Matters

A friend shared this with me, and I felt it was important enough to share with others.   I hope you find it as meaningful as I did.

“A long time ago when my granddaughter was about three she said of something that was very important to her, “ IT MATTERS!”

Long forgotten is that important issue, but “IT MATTERS” is often a strong reminder of things not to be taken lightly when thinking about environmental issues.  And so from time to time I think of other “IT MATTERS.”

…..if we buy locally grown produce and support That’s My Farmer

…..if we drink our good natural water from the tap instead of bottled water

…..if we make a conscious effort to reduce our meat consumption

…..if we buy only what we need

…..if we spend some time in nature

….if we respect all living things, even the wasps, snails and rodents!

…..if we have patience with those who don’t agree with our views; we can still share and discuss with them

…..if we vote and communicate with our elected officials

Perhaps this message in an anonymous e-mail sums it up:

Sometimes what we care about the most gets used up and goes away, never to return before we can say “Good-bye.”  So while we have it, it is best if we care for it, fix it when it is broken and care for it when it is sick.”

Read Psalm 8 for more inspiration

-by Betsy Halpern