The Earth is a gift, lets cherish it

The Earth is a gift, lets cherish it

The Earth is a gift, lets cherish it

The Earth is a gift, lets cherish it

We celebrate World Environment day, Earth Day, International Day of Forests, World Animal Day etc. These acted as a trigger for my mind to take off on a journey of its own, propelled by the fuel of thoughts, and what I write here is about that journey of the mind.

What is environment? I thought. It is all that is beautiful on this earth, the seas, the mountains, the rivers and lakes, the birds, the animals. In short all that has been born out of the womb of Mother Nature and constitutes the world that we live in.

Even in the midst of the cacophony of the concrete jungles that we have christened as our cities, we still hear the call of Mother Nature, in the sweet voice of a cuckoo as clouds envelop the sky, Mother Nature caresses us with rays of the rising sun and gently fans us with a cool breeze.

As travelers we are indeed a privileged lot, as time and again we escape from our claustrophobic cities to the great outdoors. We frolic in the sea and roll on unblemished white sands; we hop, skip and jump in verdant jungles which are untouched by civilization, we climb snow clad mountains and experience Nirvana by seeing stunning sunrises and sunsets.

The Earth is a gift, lets cherish it

God, religion, heaven, hell, all these are relegated to mere words in the presence of Mother Nature. I have not seen God nor been to Heaven, but I have been to such beautiful places on this earth where I have experienced God and Paradise, both!

This earth is a gift to mankind and it is our duty and responsibility to protect it and pass it on to our children in as pristine a state as possible. Our children need the earth too!

What can we do to ensure that we treasure this lovely gift and protect the environment and Wildlife for our children?

  • Go green, cut down your carbon footprints
  • Travel responsibly, ensure you leave the beaches, the jungles, the mountains, the islands as you found them, if not cleaner
  • Say no to activities involving ill treatment of animals and birds
  • Plant a tree wherever you go
  • Say no to Plastic

Let us together take a pledge to do whatever we can to help sustain and protect this beautiful home of ours, that we call Earth, after all we have only one earth. Lets be responsible travelers.

This article was also published on Huffington Post. Please click here to check out.

Are you with me today as I pledge to protect the environment and the earth? Please connect and share your thoughts through our comments section.

The Earth is a gift, lets cherish it

The Earth is a gift, lets cherish it

52 thoughts on “The Earth is a gift, lets cherish it

  1. As you said we have not seen God nor been to heaven but we have the world to see lets cherish it.
    Very much true.
    There are thousands of places nature has given us to love, lets love it.

  2. I wholeheartedly agree! Sustainable tourism is so important, and its high time we take care of the Earth that takes care of us. A wonderful topic to post about 🙂

  3. Yes, absolutely! We should all be doing our part to make sure we’re preserving the natural environment as much as possible – especially those of us who travel and could potentially have a damaging effect from just doing the thing we love.

  4. It is always good to travel responsibly and I think most people do. The problem is mostly with governments who don’t have the resources or the determination to stop things like pollution of the waters and dumping of refuse. It is hard to talk to people about recycling when they are trying to find food to eat. Having said that I abide by rules my parents enforced when I travel. You are a guest so act like one, pick up after yourself, don’t make a mess and be respectful. Usually works for me.

    1. I so agree with you. It is always good to see parents imbibing the right things in a child’s mind. It is easier to convince a kid and as the kid grows up, he/she will become a responsible person and will be having the awareness.

  5. Very wise advice – I especially appreciate “Say no to activities involving ill treatment of animals and birds”’s so important.

    1. True. As a kid, I was amazed by the acts of animals in the circus but now I do not want to hurt the animals or birds in anyway. After all, they too have a life and we should not control it or torture them.

  6. Very well said! I feel sometimes there is a disconnection when it comes to the environment: we love a beautiful pristine place but somehow we don’t fee it’s our responsibility to respect and protect it. But it all starts from the individual and no respectful action is too small to have an impact, we should all do what we can and encourage others to do the same

  7. Some noble sentiments indeed.

    As you’ve noted, as travellers we are truly lucky, and it gives a greater appreciation of the wonderful world in which we all live (and with that comes responsibility).

    Thanks for the post!

  8. The natural wonders of this world are one of the main reasons that I enjoy travel so much. I just wish more people understood how much we impact the environment simply by living here irresponsibly. These holidays are always good reminders of our responsibility to maintain what the Earth can provide for us.

  9. Very wise words Vyjay.
    The sense of Responsible and ethical tourism is something that we all should be born with. Really appreciate reading meaningful posts like this.

  10. Beautiful words, my friend. Every decision we make has an impact on the earth and the people and animals who live here. We are stewards of this place, and it’s up to us to make sure that it is protected for future generations.

  11. I promote sustainable tourism as much as I could. Travelers today are priviledged enough to see the beauty of earth so it’s just right to save it for future travelers! 🙂

  12. This was pure poetry. I loved following along as you thought through the meaning of these holidays. I also really appreciated that you gave tips on protecting the environment. Great post!

  13. For many years, I participated in Earth Day, it was actually really nice, although I think I might have contributed to global warming by lighting hundreds of candles.

  14. I love the fact that you have mentioned ” all that has been born out of the womb of Mother Nature and constitutes the world that we live in “, yet there are people who tend to take things so granted. The video is really inspiring.

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