It’s Earth day! Remember?

Dear 21st century humans,

It’s April 22nd. It’s Earth Day.

Let’s take a moment to reflect on this- “Earth Day”. One day, in the entire year where we are supposed to celebrate Earth. One day of the year, where probably half the people in this world will be aware of this “day”, and less than half of that will acknowledge that such an occasion is important, and about half of THAT half will do something to make a difference.

How many of you, DID something today? Since it’s Earth Day? Something? anything?

Just because. Even if you did it for the heck of doing it. If you did, I thank you. I applaud you. If you didn’t, do it now. Please. Go water a tree, a plant. Go pour some water out for the thirsty birds. DON’T go out in the car for a day. Just, something. Use your imagination.

Now that we’ve got this particular “day” sorted, let’s come to the other days of the year. The other 364 (or 365, like this year) days. Clearly, this ONE day is also too much for most people to acknowledge and celebrate. I see tons and tons of useless posts spamming my facebook wall on Valentine’s day, on Teddy Day, on some-other-random-useless-celebration day. But I haven’t yet seen ONE post talking about this day.

I wouldn’t mind that one bit. I wouldn’t. Not a typo. I would gladly forgive you for ignoring this day. IF. IF you were taking the other 364 (or 365) days seriously and doing one little thing to celebrate Earth. A festival of life in itself.

They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. I say, the journey of keeping Earth liveable, begins with a single day. Today. I don’t want you to share posts, as long as you are doing something to keep Earth hospitable. Just, something.

So, go out. Water a few trees, plants. Walk, don’t drive. Shut off the AC for a while. It’ll make a difference.

Trust me.


Fellow human.

Author: Saurab Babu

Usually found sitting with a good book, nibbling on a piece of dark chocolate. Always ready for a good story.

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