Earth Day also happens to be my mom's birthday. Isn't that awesome? Mine's the 25th and, although I love that day and all the ways it has spoiled me, I guess it would be nice to feel like the Earth and I had something in common. Maybe it would feel like a sign or something. Like the Earth and I were meant to share this day because we are connected and I was meant to love it. Well, I do love it regardless of dates, but I love my mom most. I know everyone says this, but my mom is special. She is so very special to me. I actually told her at her birthday dinner Saturday night, after a few drinks no doubt, "You are such a special lady". "A lady?!" she mocked. "A special lady?" she repeated through hysterical laughter. "That's something you say to your cashier at the grocery store or someone you don't know very well". We all laughed for a good four minutes about how my mom didn't want to be called a lady. Well, I guess what I meant is this: She isn't like anyone else I've ever seen or met and I wouldn't love my life the same way I do if I didn't know her. I wouldn't know myself the way I do if she wasn't my mom. I wouldn't laugh as often without her. She is special to me. So very special.
I can't wait to tell you about the rest of the weekend, but until then, happy Earth Day!
Here are a few Earth-minded links to check out:
+Nutritious Coconut Water Mint Juice (this just sounds so refreshing and healthy)
+Lindsay's suggestions for reducing the toxins in your life (plus a review of Soap Nuts)
+Earth Day Exercises (brought to you by yours truly)
p.s. eating vegetarian saves more land, energy and water than any other choice you can make, just sayin' ;)
p.p.s. if you've got any other eco-friendly links feel free to share them!