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  1. T
    Timey

    At this very moment, all the delightful hues of green surrounding my home.
    Admiring the new growth at the tips of most evergreens. Color popping up all over the place.
    And the Peepers, how I love their song, heralding Spring.
    The Earth is alive in song, and color.
    I am so grateful that I rarely miss an opportunity to notice, to take a deep breath and say “Thank You”.

    3 years ago
  2. Mike

    The smell of pine trees after a rain.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Ooo, yes! Isn’t that the most amazing smell?

      Thank you.

      3 years ago
  3. SK

    When I look at the mountains and the rivers and the lakes and the stars and the sky- that I know I am part of it- dust and sticks and dirt and stones.

    3 years ago
  4. Malag

    Everything. It keeps me here, alive: so gravity holds me here and air, water and access to food keep me going. But it does it with such panache, creating so much beauty and diversity, doesn’t it? 

    3 years ago
  5. O.Christina

    Wherever I have been in nature, there was pure beauty in an uncountable and most beautiful variety. A gift, which is given freely, abundantly, not asking for anything, an overflowing cornucopia of pure life in all its abundance. Overwhelmingly beautiful when only I mindfully stop, look, and be there and present, it gratefully brings things in perspective. To experiencing it with all my senses. To remember to be deeply thankful for the overwhelming gifts for example before starting to eat, for Mother Earth´s sharing of food and of any form of life so freely as well as for letting me be here, nourishing me and all of us, you who are so essential for our all shared life here on earth also.

    3 years ago
  6. Antoinette

    I love everything about Mother Earth. I love her water and how it nurses us and everything in every way. 🌍

    3 years ago
  7. sparrow

    I cannot choose . . .
    everything about the earth
    fascinates me,
    and I feel awe
    at every landscape, seascape, mountainscape, skyscape,
    desertsacape, gardenscape, rockscape,
    that I see . . .
    I am forever grateful to my mother
    for helping me to see these things.
    My father used to do a sermon on our first Sunday back from camping somewhere,
    about the beauty and glory of nature,
    highlighting whatever it was we saw on any particular trip.
    I don’t know about the congregation in general,
    but I was enthralled
    and lived the experience over again
    through his eyes.

    3 years ago
  8. Don Jones

    She is my loving Mother.

    3 years ago
  9. s
    sb

    The Earth and everything on it is an amazing gift. So much to see, hear, smell, touch…So many emotions it generates – awe, wonder, thankfulness….
    As well as enjoying the beauty, I love the way it puts things in perspective – I’m such a small dot on the earth.
    But most of all I love it’s healing properties. At my lowest points, it has been turning to nature that has saved me. Even now, I walk every morning, rain or shine, dark or light, cold or hot and I always feel renewed.

    3 years ago
  10. d
    dcdeb

    I would say i love the chlorophyll green the most.the green that sucks up the sun and gives it back to us in nourishment

    3 years ago
  11. L
    Lauryn

    I like the fact that it grounds me. The earth in its natural state is calming…the sounds, sights, and smells. The fact that it is not uniform – that we can experience the earth in so many different settings – mountains, ocean, desert, forest…. and environments – rain snow sunshine wind.

    3 years ago
  12. A
    ANJALI BANDIYA

    Earth is the most giver and it teaches us to give. I love it being so kind on us and letting us to live on it. It gives us oxygen, water and food. It has million billions species living on it altogether which is a miracle. I love being living on Earth.

    3 years ago
  13. S
    Spruha

    I don’t as such love Earth or anything in general I am just thankful to be able to live a nice, privileged life that a lot of ppl dont. But the smell after the rain relaxes me it’s almost like the earth is telling me that every beginning is beautiful you just need to start to do what you love. I’m just waiting for that one day when the smell would envelop me whole i.e. The day I die

    3 years ago
  14. Chester

    It is home and sustains us with familiar elements, smells, sensations, patterns, night-time views, and physical laws, wherever you go.

    3 years ago
  15. Toni

    The Earth in and of itself is a gift. We are part of that gift. How we take care of her and ourselves reflects our appreciation or lack there of. It is an organism. We are the microcosm in the macrocosm. We can’t talk about the earth without deep respect for its beauty and majesty and endless wonder. We are still discovering its ecosystems like the ocean for instance. If you got a chance to see My Octopus Teacher on Netflix you will see the underwater forest that need to be protected that few people know about. I could go on and on about climate change and the effects on all of us and the cost it has had on the earth, the animals, minerals, microorganisms etc. I don’t want to go there. I want to instead appreciate this moment on earth and do my best is small and simple ways to preserve her and hope for generations that follow to do the same. Someone posted The Bell Chant. If you haven’t yet seen it its on U tube. Worth meditating on and hoping for the restoration of the Earth in all its beauty and wonder.

    3 years ago
  16. pkr

    I love Redwood Trees…..and Flowers & everything else Mama Earth has to offer. Thank you Mama Earth for all your abundance, all your glory, all your beauty, all your mysteries. Love Mama Earth 🌍 ❤️🙏

    3 years ago
  17. Linda

    The earth continues to support us despite our ongoing damage to it.

    3 years ago
  18. V
    Vinitha

    There is nothing as majestic and wondrous as nature. Everything is designed to absolute absolute perfection.

    3 years ago
  19. Holly in Ohio

    The more I learn about the workings of the Earth and particularly its biology, the more I am impressed with its design. When you start seeing the patterns of relationships and the cycles (the carbon cycle, the nitrogen cycle, etc.) it becomes ingenious. Nature wastes nothing! Only humans are wasteful. Only humans.When I was little we learned in school of “symbiotic relationships,” by learning about lichen. (Symbiotic relationships being strong relational give and take between two or more species). At the time we were taught that symbiotic relationships were rare and special. With the advancement of science to understand our world, we know now that symbiotic relationships are the norm and come in many forms, and we know that the proof of symbiotic relationships is quite literally in every cell in our body! (Did you know we carry two sets of dna?) Did you know that the presence of wolves and eagles makes the populations of their prey go UP? The Metaphysicists of the ancient world were far closer to the truth than we realized. We are indeed, all connected strongly to the world and all life in it. To assume we can harm any part of the Earth and not ourselves in the process is foolishness. It would be like saying we don’t need lungs (the trees) or a heart (the soil or sea).When I see a flower, I see a beautiful flower, but I also see other things. If that flower is a dandelion, I may think of how it is edible and how I’ve seen ground hogs and rabbits go to eat them first because they are nutritious and tasty. I may think of how dandelions, though “weeds,” pull up calcium from deeper in the soil and remediate that soil, making it possible later for short rooted plants to be sustained in that spot. Or, I might pull it out, and see mycorrhizae on the roots – the “internet” of the plant world – and know that it was connected to exchange sugars and nitrogen with other plants, trees, bacteria, and fungus, for hundreds of feet around it, and I will know by the mycorrhizae that the soil is healthy and has been undisturbed.What do I love about the earth? So many things, but yes, it is miraculous!

    3 years ago
    1. Carol

      Thank you, Holly. What a marvelous teaching you offer to us today.

      3 years ago
    2. Patricia

      Why don’t you live closer so you could be my friend?! You had me at “lichen”! I once wrote a poem about the strength of lichen and the symbiosis between fungus and algae and have always loved it and its mystery!

      3 years ago
      1. Holly in Ohio

        I AM your friend, silly! But yes, I wish we lived closer and could have tea!

        3 years ago
        1. Patricia

          I’m having my cup of coffee with you right now! 🙂

          3 years ago
          1. Holly in Ohio

            Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

            3 years ago
  20. Butterfly

    I love the stunning, amazing beauty of everything on this Earth, it’s complexity and inter-dependentness is mind-blowing and fills me with joy.

    3 years ago
  21. Michele

    I love nature – wildlife, trees, plants, flowers, oceans/rivers/creeks, rocks, moon and stars, seasons. smells, tastes, sounds, sights. all of it. oh, can’t forget earthlings, lol.

    3 years ago
  22. sunnypatti48317

    Flowers, trees, beaches, mountains, rivers, creeks, food, and a home… Mama Earth is so giving.

    3 years ago
  23. EJP

    It is simple and easy.

    3 years ago
  24. Kevin

    Succinctly stated, the earth’s oceans and forests, and all it’s quiet, spirit-filled places, make my heart sing!

    3 years ago
  25. Howie Geib

    There is a brooding quality which I find alluring. There is a lot going on all the time and we, as a species, as a whole, pay little heed. Yet, occasionally, we are afforded a taste of its depths and verities. Laws, which govern her powers and upon which all our fundamentals are positioned moment to moment. Time seems woven on her as millenia are momentary and the present is momentous. Patterns made of flurries, whirling groups of life interconnected and in sync, dancing to a silent tune as one.

    3 years ago
  26. Christine

    When I enjoy our earth, admire our earth, her beauty, our food, the climate, flora, fauna, and so much more…….What I love the most is, that my soul expresses itself in joy.
    🌍❤️

    3 years ago

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