Let us respect the one who cares
She has the supreme power to
Lets thank the lovely mother
A good person is one who stays
connected to his roots; who remembers the bonds of love; and who values the
relationships that helped him in the journey called life. One of the earliest
bonds we have in life is with nature. For its nature that becomes our first school.
As we grow up, we take the highway to success and often ignore the bond with
nature. But nature takes it all with a smile, our love and even our mistakes, for
nature is the mother, and a mother is always showering love and care on her
It was mom who strengthened my
bond with nature. My earliest school was my garden, where I got my first
lessons on colors and names. Nursery admission interviews were around the
corner. Ma would take me to the garden, ask me to name the vegetables,
fruits etc and tell the color. We would look at the lovely squirrels and
sparrows on the guava tree and I would name every bird I saw. The leaves taught
me green, the marigold-yellow, the tomatoes –red, the roses – pink. Although I
cleared the admission process with flying colors, our morning rendezvous in the
garden continued where ma and I sat every morning, listening to the chirping of
birds and soaking in the beauty of nature.
Coping up with the fast lane
life, we somehow drift apart from nature. It is only when we see someone caring
for nature that we remember our own bond.
Recently, I was on a visit to
Corbett with Mr. Hubby when I saw a WWF project signboard near the entrance. On
asking the locals, I was told the local women partner with WWF for a project
wherein they make natural manure from earthworms. We all had read in textbooks
about compost and natural manures and conveniently forgotten it to the comfort
of chemicals. But these villagers had kept their bond with nature intact. When
I expressed my desire to see how the manure was made, the ladies were excited
to see the madam from Delhi taking interest in their project. Like a chief
guest, they welcomed me into their huts and showed me the pits covered with hay
where natural manure was made from earthworms. “Memsaab, these earthworms are like our children, we care for them and Mother
Nature cares for us…” their words inspired me so much that I pleaded to
adopt some of the earthworms to take back home and bought their amazing natural
manure. The earthworms are our family members in the garden where mummy feeds
them vegetable waste and they give us natural manure.
When a child befriends the wrong
person, the mother gets worried in concern. A big concern for nature today is
mankind’s friendship with plastics. Plastics look presentable and convenient,
but they pose threat to Mother Nature. Being non biodegradable, it is next to
impossible to dispose them completely without harming the environment. While
people in metropolitans still ask vegetable waallas to pack the veggies in
polythene bags, the stand taken by people of Himachal Pradesh impressed me a
lot. On a recent visit to Himachal, I found out that plastic bags are banned
there and people use paper or cloth bags to carry their daily needs. “When they
can, why cant we?” I wondered and once home, Mr. Hubby and I thought how we
could get rid of the plastic in our daily lives.
We began by going for the good
old jute bag to carry groceries. Might sound old fashioned to many, but we know
we are saving our environment and the effort is worth it.
Instead of using plastic
scrubbers, we have started using homemade scrubber made of coconut fibre (coir) to
clean the dishes.
We all like to keep our houses
clean and perfect and seldom bother about what happens outside, However, if we
pause and think of our environment as our home, and take small steps to prevent
the exploitation, nature too will appreciate and cooperate, for a mother
showers her love and blessing for children who love and care.
This post is written for Nature's friend contest by Indiblogge
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