Today is Earth Day, a chance to do something positive about the planet we live on. The event was the idea of peace activist John McConnell as "a global holiday to celebrate the wonder of life on our planet."
The first Earth Day proclamation was made in San Francisco, the City of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology and first observed in 1970 with the message, "Give Earth A Chance." An estimated 20 million Americans participated in the public demonstration to save the planet.
"Earth Day celebrates the deep-seated and persistent desire of populations around the globe for peace and harmony, which have been disrupted over the years by misguided leaders but never by the people themselves," explained public opinion expert George Gallup, Jr.
The greatest gift we can give future generations is air that's clean to breathe, water that's safe to drink, and a living environment that celebrates the wonders of Nature. In all things of Nature, there is something truly marvelous. Do something to honor the earth!
Colors are the smiles of nature.