If a tree can grow up to be anything, why can't we?
The state of the economy can either stifle our growth or cause us to change the way we think by using the natural resources that we have within our reach. Inspiration has been in existence since the beginning of time. Why should we let the state of the economy stop us now?
We have the tools, we have the brains, and we have many of the same things on this planet that was given to us from centuries ago. Sometimes we act like children and blame the government. The government is not our God or our Spiritual Being. The Government is not the answer to our prayers and should not be perceived as an idol worship who we expect to have our dreams come true. They are false gods and it's up to us to use the brains we were given at the time of our birth and start becoming more creative and promote sustainability because to depend on the government is to guarantee failure.
Chief Seattle said, "We do not inherit the earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children."
What we have now is a problem. Non-renewable energy sources were formed millions of years ago, when dinosaurs walked the Earth. Seasons changed. Time passed. Weather changes everything. The earth was filled with animals, plants, trees, sea plants and many of these sank to the bottom of the ocean and were covered by sand and mud. Layers of dead plants, animals, sand and mud built up over time - it's happening now as we live and breath in places like Japan.
Money does not grow from trees, but trees can be an inspiration. Humans have a big responsibility. It's up to us to be aware of our environment and help protect the planet for the sake of our children. Trees are a natural resource. What can you do with the dead ones and does anything really die forever? We can save trees, or we can utilize the ones that have fallen and use the creative force within us to transform a fallen tree into something useful.
We can all be eco-friendly by being a good neighbor to our planet. If a tree can grow up to be anything, why can't we?
Photos and content by Patricia Feager, Keller Williams Realty 2011. Not to be copied or reproduced.