October, or the beginning of fall, is such a beautiful time of year, especially this year, as we continue to bask in the warmth of sunshine. It is also a time of year to stop and reflect on what we are thankful, or grateful, for.
A couple of weeks ago, on Truth and Reconciliation Day, I was listening to the radio and heard an elder speak about a topic that really resonated with me. He spoke about appreciating Mother Earth. He asked us all to take a moment and reflect on what she provides to us.
The trees, which provide oxygen for us to breathe. The crops that grow and give us food to eat. And what do all these need to survive so we, as a human race, can grow and thrive?
I have been absolutely loving the extra days of sunshine and warmth but when I heard him talk about how important water is to life, I stopped, and really thought about it. Our bodies are made up of more than 70% water. The blood that flows through our veins, our organs, our muscles.
So when it starts to rain, which it will, let’s take a moment to be thankful for the rain, for all that Mother Earth provides for us.
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