So today a friend on facebook said that a green tree frog is a barometer of a healthy environment. ‘I love green tree frogs,’ said another whose profile picture was her face peering out from a tree frog cut out that you stand in at a zoo. Another commented how his wife paints them in watercolour. Whilst a fellow soul fooder said how much she missed ‘rain you can’t hear over.’ Green tree frogs are such a part of the tropical environments with their endless rain, and rainforest.
It’s amazing how these cute little frogs who appear to be smiling all the time bring such joy and such happy comments. I am delighted, or should I say tickled green, that we have them at our new house and it’s comforting to know they are around after the cyclone.
At the chemist they have been handing out boost your immune system tablets for free. Blackmores donated them in their support of the recovery efforts. A couple of weeks ago it was phone up on the morning to get into the doctors, or a long wait at the hospital and you needed to be practically dying. In such situations most of us choose to tough out our flus.
So today it seems fitting to reflect on healthy environments.
1) Where social, emotional and spiritual well being of each person are taken care of.
2) Where nature is healthy and its native creatures and plants are doing well.
3) Where people have time for appreciating beauty.
4) Where people have the capacity to have a deep happiness no matter what is happening around them.
5)Where the world, it’s people, and environments are healthy
So many lessons from our little green tree frog. They will forever remind me of all that is healthy whenever they smile and grip onto the wall.
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