RECEIVED CARD #1 – Une carte postale

Bonjour mes amis,

Today it’s incoming Mail from France. Lison, living in the city of love and lights, the beautiful city of Paris has sent me this great proverb-card.

“We don’t inherit earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children.”

This african proverb states a fact we often like to ignore: We are not going to be here forever. There have been people before us whose problems we have to solve now. And there will be people after us. We ought to learn from our predecessors, from our parents. We shouldn’t burden the people succeding us – our children – with the consequences of our wrong decisions.
The world we live in is beautiful and we ought to live in the now to make the best of the time we’re given. But we also have to look forward into our own future and beyond it because it’s our duty to do all we can to preserve its beauty.

Lison sent this little reminder on its way to me on September 15th. It traveled 434 miles (698 km) in 15 days until it reached its destination – my mailbox 🙂 – on September 30th.

Go green. Save the planet.

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