Earth Thought for the Day
“The rivers are our brothers. They quench our thirst.
The rivers carry our canoes, and feed our children.
If we sell you our land, you must remember,
and teach your children,
that the rivers are our brothers and yours,
and you must henceforth give the rivers the kindness
you would give any brother.”
“We return thanks to our mother, the earth,
which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams,
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs,
which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars,
which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to the sun,
that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in Whom is embodied all goodness,
and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.”