Today we ask that you appreciate your environment.  

All of you live in a certain space.  All of you have created an environment for yourselves.  Even if you have no fixed home, you live in an environment.  If some naturalist were to study you, they would find that you dwell, like all life forms, in a specific habitat.  

Recognize that you have a habitat.

You live in an environment that is very specific to you.

Many of you consider yourselves “environmentalists.”  And yet do you take time to fully appreciate that environment in which you live every day?

Many people do not appreciate their environments.  They would like a bigger, better habitat.  They fantasize about dwelling somewhere else.

Many people do not appreciate their co-habitators.  They wish the people they lived with were better — improved versions of themselves, if not different people outright.

On the most basic level, your physical body is your habitat.  Do you appreciate its many miracles?  Do you protect your personal environment?  Do you love your individual world?

Environmentalism starts at home.  How can you truly be an “environmentalist” if you do not love and cherish your own body?  How can you be an “environmentalist” if you do not love and cherish your personal space?

Appreciate your environment.  Take time to love and cherish your personal space.

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