We Are All Earthlings – Let’s Love Our Earth & Earthlings

Tree, Aesthetic, Log, Continents, Africa

Perhaps not often enough, but I do thank God that He has allowed me to continue to work with children. I love the way that their minds have not become burdened with too many unnecessary bits of information yet, and they seem to be able to shine a light on what is most important. The other day, some kids were getting into my car, and the wind caught the tail of a McDonald’s wrapper and whipped it past us. The 5-year-old boy quickly broke rank and ran after it saying, “We have to catch that. We have to save our earth.”

Today is Earth Day, and it is a wonderful time to pause and to consider the ways that we can be kinder to our planet–to its water, to its weather, to its plants, and to its animals. But at this time of year, I also like to remember how the diversity of the people on this earth is what makes it truly great. I like to consider the importance of saving its people–especially its children–too.

My friends on Sesame Street can tell that story much better than I can:

 

We Are All Earthlings

Steiff Animals, Steiff Tierchen, Stuffed Animal

Some of us have feathers

Flamingo, Food, Flamingos, Flock, Bird, Fly, Wings

Some of us have fins.

Fish, Water, Nature, Aquarium, Rockfish
Some of us are furry

Kitten, Cute, Cat, Animal, Pet, Domestic, Young, Fur
Some of us have grins.

Bernese, Mountain, Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Berner
We swim and hop and slither

Mammal, Rabbit, Animal, Bunny, Cute, Nature, Small
And leap and soar and run.

Bald Eagle, Soaring, Bird, Raptor, Flight, Flying, Wild
We all live together on a planet of the sun.

Dog, Cat, Animals, Friend, Animal, PetWe are all earthlings

Animals, Children, Love
We are all earthlings
Munich, Oktoberfest, Ride, Carousel, Fun, Joy
Spinning around together

Brothers And Sisters, Sisters, Children
On a planet of the sun

Children, Play, Desert, Baby, Egypt, Hot, Hurghada

We live in the desert

Children, Play, Treehouse, Window, Fairy Tale Park
We live inside a tree

Peru, Children, Colorful, Folk Costumes, Portrait
We live high in the mountains

Children, South Africa, Water, Inject, Beach, Sea
Or deep beneath the seaShinkiari, Pakistan, Camp, Tents, Children, Trees
We live in tents and cabins
In houses just for one

Children, Burma, Students
And we all live together
On a planet of the sun

Children, Boy, Girl, Young, Innocent, Cute, Smile

We are all earthlings

Girl, Schoolgirl, Learn Schulem, Afghanistan, Muslims
We are all earthlings

Munich, Oktoberfest, Ride, Carousel, Fun, Joy
Spinning around together
On a planet of the sun

Boat, River, Children, Water, Summer, Tourism, Nature

Floating down a river

Person, Human, Child, Girl, Play, Rock, Tire Swing, Out

Swinging through the trees

Child, Climb, Crawling, Climbing, Boy, Infant, Rock
Climbing up a mountain

Blowball, Dandelion, Girl, Blowing, Flower, Wind
Going with the breeze

Girls, Children, Kids, Friends, Young, Happy, Childhood
All of us can have a happy healthy place to be

Children, Girls, Females, Happy, Cute, Kid, Smile
If we can float and swim and climb in earthling harmony

We are all earthlings
We are all earthlings
Munich, Oktoberfest, Ride, Carousel, Fun, Joy
Spinning around together
On a planet of the sun

Brothers And Sisters, Sisters, Children

Spinning around together
On a planet of the sun

World, Globe, Worldwide, Www, Global, Planet, Sphere

Happy Earth Day April 22, 2016.

As we take the time to consider how to save our planet, let us also consider ways to save and protect the children living here, too. God grant us peace.

When I was a child at camp, my favorite song was Dona Nobis Pacem [Grant Us Peace]. I still love it. For a true Earth Day Treat, play the following video to the end.

©Jacki Kellum April 22, 2016

Earth

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5 thoughts on “We Are All Earthlings – Let’s Love Our Earth & Earthlings

  1. Your art saves the Earth! Your writing, your painting–and this extraordinary presentation! I love words of the five-year-old. Thanks for including his spirited claim. The title of your work got me to thinking about William Holden’s last film. It is called The Earthling and is a story about a man and a boy building a relationship while surviving in the wilderness. Holden cared deeply about preserving flora and fauna. Rick Shroder plays the boy, and the film is attractively photographed.

    Peace on Earth to you, the five-year-old, all children, the Muppets, and all species of us Earthlings!

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