“The morning rain had brought upon a new day. It hadn’t rained for months, you see. The fear of it being a summer without crops was almost life threatening. The back up of water had also been running out and the water purifier had gone unused for who know’s how long. Mother Nature had a funny way of testing us.
Oh, I forgot to tell you, I live in a small village off on the outskirts of Milan, Italy. Where we harvest our own crop and supply our own water. Nothing is given to us for we make it on our own here, from the fruit of our own labor. Some day’s are tougher than others but when the rain comes we are all grateful. The rain shines upon us as the hot sun during a warm summer day. It’s what keeps us going when we have nothing else to look forward to.
We can finally wash again and take care of our animals. The azienda agricola we live on here supplies us with the will to live. From the earth we grow our crops and also put down our waste. By all means the earth unconditionally loves us all enough to allow us to live here.
Thank you to the morning rain, you have shown us sunshine again.”
The Morning Rain
You see, I personally feel the earth we live in goes blindly into assuming that she owe’s us the world we live on. Sometimes the water that pours out of our faucet is looked at as a right and not a commodity. The toilet in which our waste goes through into the sewers for proper disposal is a fortunate ability that I posses on a daily basis. The soil in which I harvest my yearly crop is not a payment of gratitude but rather an essence in which we are blessed.
The fruit of our world is right in front of us yet somehow goes overlooked on a constant basis. Mother Nature, the virgin of the world, offers to us things that can supply us with vital supplies. Without her we would be nothing. Think of it today as you walk through the street at the wonders man has made through the one and only earth we have today.
Question For The Day
What daily task’s do you complete with the aid of the world around you? Are there things you take for granted, that you see as more of a right rather than a blessing?
Humans to me are the most ungrateful species of the planet. We tend to destroy the things that are lain upon our lap at a moments notice. Pumping the oil fields dry without realizing that oil helps make our lives better. Cutting the forest’s until they cry for water so tree’s can once grow again at the cost of building a new 20,000 square foot home. Losing the lives of others so we can participate in the bonding of marriage, for a simple stone cut with blood.
Look around you, all that you need is right there. The earth will give you all that you need if you open your heart to gratitude.
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Written By: Will