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

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

  1. R Pradhan Reply

    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.

    • Voyager Post authorReply

      Thank you Amanda. 🙂 We need to care and give back to this world and make it a beautiful place for the future generation.

  2. Mar Pages Reply

    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. Jojo Reply

    I’m with you! I am still surprised when I go places that don’t recycle. It’s such a simple task.

  4. Meg Jerrard Reply

    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.

    • Voyager Post authorReply

      You said it Meg. We need to be responsible travelers and atleast try to protect and preserve.

  5. Bob Reply

    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.

    • Voyager Post authorReply

      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.

  6. Michele Peterson Reply

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

    • Voyager Post authorReply

      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.

  7. Marta Reply

    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

    • Voyager Post authorReply

      Exactly. The right awareness is required and we all as travelers should do things to protect and preserve this beautiful world.

  8. Andreea Reply

    Completely agree! It’s our duty to cherish and give back to nature, as it gives us so much in return! ♥

  9. Chris Reply

    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!

    • Voyager Post authorReply

      Yes, as travelers, we get the opportunity to see and cherish this world more. So we need to be responsible travelers.

  10. Tracie Howe Reply

    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.

    • Voyager Post authorReply

      Very true Tracie. As much as we enjoy traveling , we should take it upon us to to protect the nature, earth and the natural beauties.

  11. Tamshuk Reply

    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.

  12. Tara Reply

    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.

  13. Kevin Wagar Reply

    Great words and an excellent article. Sadly, too many of my travel plans begin with the words “I have to see it before it’s gone.”

  14. Jessica Reply

    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! 🙂

    • Voyager Post authorReply

      Exactly. We need to protect and preserve this beautiful world for future generations.

  15. Brianna Reply

    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!

  16. Milosz Zak Reply

    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.

    • Voyager Post authorReply

      Wow that is so nice to know! 🙂 Congrats to you for participating in Earth Day!! We all need to voluntarily give back to this lovely world.

  17. Sreeram Reply

    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.

  18. Marry Reply

    That would be so amazing if all people act together to save our world. This is very inspiring!

    • Voyager Post authorReply

      Yes, very correct. We all need to unite for this cause and save the earth and this world. 🙂

  19. Jesper, The Biveros Effect Reply

    Interesting to end up on posts like this one when trying to find something else to read instead of the book about sustainability that is on the desk in front of me. Maybe I should continue reading the book now. 🙂

  20. Ami Reply

    And stop trashing places that one visits. We need people to understand this 🙁 Nicely written.

  21. neha Reply

    Oh..how much I agree. Only if every individual would do his bit. The beauty of nature is the only thing that makes me believe in beauty and care and all that is good…may it persist forever.

  22. MICHAEL SORIANO Reply

    Yes, I agree! 🙂 The earth is really a gift to mankind. It is a gift that needs to be cherished and not to be abused. This gift corresponds a responsibility, just like any other gift that we are receiving.

  23. Mikee Pascual Reply

    We should definitely practice the five points you mentioned above to eliminate the destruction we have caused Mother Earth. We are the only solution to the trouble we have caused, and there’s no better way than to [ractice responsible stewardship, discipline, and unity at all times.

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