Tuesday, April 22, 2008

TODAY is—Earth Day

Dictionary.com describes EARTH thus:
–noun

(Often initial capital letter ) the planet third in order from the sun, having an equatorial diameter of 7926 mi. (12,755 km) and a polar diameter of 7900 mi. (12,714 km), a mean distance from the sun of 92.9 million mi. (149.6 million km), and a period of revolution of 365.26 days, and having one satellite.
The inhabitants of this planet, esp. the human inhabitants: The whole earth rejoiced.
This planet as the habitation of humans, often in contrast to heaven and hell: to create a hell on earth.

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Great thoughts

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
—Native American Proverb
If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age.
—Jacques Barzun, the House of Intellect
"Everyone chooses one of two roads in life – the old and the young, the rich and the poor, men and women alike. One is the broad, well-traveled road to mediocrity, the other the road to greatness and meaning. The range of possibilities that exists within each of these two destinations is as wide as the diversity of gifts and personalities in the human family. But the contrast between the two destinations is as the night is to the day."
—Dr. Stephen R. Covey, from the 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

Here is wishing all a HEALTHY and ever prospering EARTH DAY—we need to work together on saving our earth. Remember a simple effort made by every individual goes a long way in shaving our earth for the coming generations.

Here are few sites where you can get interesting details about EARTH:
http://earth.google.com/tour.html
http://maps.live.com/?mkt=en-us
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/index.html