Two months ago I committed to write one blog per day for 365 days. My hope was (and still is) to influence the world for good by forwarding health and sustainability. Unfortunately I fear I've made a bit of a mistake in my approach. A friend and former student recently criticized one of my blogs, "Olympic Angst," for being "just more doom and gloom." As I thought about her criticism I was reminded of the book "A Sense of Wonder" by Rachel Carson and of a day I had with my children just a few weeks ago.
On the wall of the Oregon Coast Aquarium I read the quote in the photo below.
The same day I snapped this photo.
Our future depends upon our care, but our present deserves to be cherished without constant fear of loss. Today, my message is simply to enjoy this beautiful world and the creatures we share it with. How fortunate we are! Please share this blog and his image with your loved ones as a reminder that we live in a truly amazing world. After sharing this message, what else might you do to share the beauty of nature with the loved ones in your life? Any ideas for us?
Vincent M. Smith - PhD