I can't say that I do anything in particular for Earth Day.
Generally, it's just another day for me and often I forget about it.
Over at TJ's blog, Any Given Moment, she listed all of the things that they do to help the earth,
which made me think about all the things we do every day that have become such a habit
that we no longer think of them as special "save-the earth" measures, just normal life.
We do these things not only to save the earth,
but also to save money and to make our personal environment safer and healthier.
I kind of doubt that anyone would look at me and think...
"There goes one of those earthy-crunchy, tree-hugging, granola-eatin, save-the-earth people.",
but I guess I am all of those things at least to a small degree.
Certainly, there are any number of areas that I could improve on,
but I figure we all need to make the changes that make sense to us and works for our families.
Last month, our family enjoyed participating in Earth Hour for the second time.
Honestly, I don't know how much the earth benefits from my turning out all the house lights for one hour,
but my family benefited immensely.
We turned off all of the lights, the t.v., and the computer,
lit lots of candles (nearly burnt down the house!)
and found activities that we could enjoy together like playing the piano and playing a game.
I don't remember why, but I know that we giggled and laughed until tears rolled down our faces.
So, saving the earth brought us together as a family.
Can't complain about that.
Maybe my decision not to use chemicals on the lawn means that we have a few more dandelions in my yard than my neighbors do,
but that's okay.
but that's okay.
I rather prefer it that way.
So, by playing with the kids, cleaning the house, and enjoying the pretty misplaced flowers
I guess I celebrate Earth Day every day.
Well, what do you know!