This Friday is Earth Day. Let us take time this week to consider how we live on this earth. Let us consider that we are part of nature and that we too belong here. Let us consider what this means to us in our daily lives. Sometimes we might miss the mark and may not live in this earth in the kindest of ways. Perhaps we live in ways that pollute the earth, and our fellow creatures. When I say creatures, I not only mean animals and plants, but we human beings. We too are part of this beautiful life cycle that is our earth. We are not only connected to the earth and her animal, plants and natural resources, but we are connected one to another as fellow human beings. Let us take the time and think of ways we can make the earth and all her creatures and majesty beautiful and whole. Let us seek to repair our connections with nature and our fellow human beings, so that the earth we care for will be a much better place for our children and their children. Let us take the time to consider that while we live, we will die. When we die, let us take the steps so that our bodies can return once more to the earth so that our death can nurture the earth and be a beautiful final act, and not one that further harms the earth.