Remember Our Mother

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I’m not talking about that lady who changed your diapers. I’m talking about ‘Mother Nature.’ It seems too many people nowadays take it for granted. Planet Earth is truly amazing. For example, look at this image above. This is me soaking in the moment in spectacular Sedona, Arizona. The whole city is covered by these red rocks and unusual natural beauty. This particular spot is called Devil’s Bridge and I’m sure it’s obvious where the name came from. The hike is steep and short and totally worth every step. The view from the top is unreal. These are the moments I live for. Not looking at my phone or watching TV, but taking advantage of the stunning world we call home.

Earth formed around 4.5 billion years ago and it’s been through it all. Huge collisions with other worlds, active volcanoes covering the planet,  dinosaurs, the list goes on and on. And what’s crazy is that humans have only been here a small fraction of that time. According to http://www.universetoday.com, “The modern form of humans only evolved around 200,000 years.” That’s pretty insane if you think about it. I often wonder what it was like to see the world before humans started destroying it. Volcanoes everywhere, raging storms, blooming forests, magical meteor showers, sounds dangerous, but very very enjoyable at the same time.

For the past few years I’ve been appreciating nature more and more everyday. I plan to travel the world and see as much as I can see. In my eyes.. that’s what life is about. Life isn’t meant to be lived staying inside and laying on the couch, it’s meant to be lived in the great outdoors. Stars, waterfalls, creeks, rivers, rain, mountains, snowflakes, it never ends! I know you obviously know about all these, but its amazing how many people forget how incredible nature is and how lucky we are to experience it. We’re just a speck on the geologic time scale. We don’t own this planet. Tons of humans only want Earth for what it can do for them, but forgets what we can do for Earth. It’s obvious how greedy most of us have become with natural resources. To sum it up, we all need to get outside and live with the Earth, not against it. Take more hikes, watch the sunset, stargaze, go to the lake, snowboard. We get so absorbed with our daily lives that we leave mother nature on the back burner. But be careful, cause this mother’s burning up fast.

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