A Little Earth Day Encouragement

Good morning, Earthlings! Today is Earth Day - the day when we make an extra special effort to express gratitude and lovingkindness to our incredible Mother Earth! It's like the Mother's Day of planets. And although I'm inclined to believe that we should be living like every single day is earth day, sometimes Earth Day is a great starting point for making lasting changes or the kick in the pants we need to get us involved in an environmental community effort.

Perspective

I am meeting my first student on my first day at a therapeutic riding center. Like me, Elli has vibrant red hair. She's petite with glasses and clearly very friendly because we just met and she has no lack for words. As we prep for the ride I learn bits and pieces about her. She's been riding for 20-something years. She's 23 years old. She's a writer - working on her first book. And she hates "going down the hill" during her ride.