A while back we were just finishing a nature walk in a city park when we noticed a family waiting with a couple of helium balloons about to be launched into the sky. We were shocked that anyone in this day would actually use those horrible things knowing they end up polluting the ocean and choking the wildlife that live there. So of course we confronted them as they were doing it. They had smaller children with them so we did it as very peacefully. Turns out they were celebrating the loss of a loved one. We told them we were so so sorry for their loss but what they were doing was wrong. The man said it was only a seagull. I didn’t think of it then but I should have said how does your loss make it ok to create another loss– a duck or seagull. Hopefully next year they will find a different way to commemorate their loss. Mary’s message today is to protect Mother Earth by reducing the things we throw away. Watch what we consume. So I thought of this story.
And this is According to Mary!