1000 Flowers for the Planet - #177 Honour the Future
Here in Australia (and in New Zealand) we are celebrating Anzac Day. This is a very important date on the Aussie and Kiwi calendars. It commemorates the day Australian and New Zealand troops landed at Gallipoli in 1915 to fight the Turks in World War I. I’m not going to write about that today though, because I will write about that next year when it will be the 100th anniversary of the landing.
What I want to suggest with today’s Flower is to honour the future by referring to the past. As we remember the fallen from all wars past, let’s think about how these men and women, our ancestors, our loved ones, people we never even knew, fought for their future. They fought to ensure that we would never have to fight again. But we haven’t learned that lesson, despite all the blood that was shed. Let’s learn how to get it right from here on: to learn to live together; to learn to respect each other; to learn to respect the planet; to learn how to help each other; to learn that people are more important than money; to cherish the beauty of this world. Let’s honour the future by learning from our past and putting our shoulders to the wheel to get it right.