Falk Marketing Materials 21 Wishes - Page 10

8 to have reverence … for the natural world. To have reverence for the natural world is to affirm life. To care for a plant, to appreciate the change of seasons, to marvel at a butterfly is to be also connected to what is open and free within ourselves. Through contact with nature, and with growing awareness of the interconnectedness of life, we come to know respect in its purest form. Today, as we find ourselves increasingly in relation to manufactured products and pastimes, we need to help children cultivate a relationship with the out-of-doors. “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” —John Muir “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” —Rachel Carson