The power and the beauty of nature, in many ways, symbolize the harmony and relationship we have with it, as was intended by the Creator. The splendour of a morning sunrise; the imminent dawning of a new day, the spectacle of a drowning sunset, the marvellous views of flora and fauna. They all remind us of the fact that He (God) intended the glory of nature, to reflect and enhance the glory of His greatest creation; man. They were implanted for our pleasure, and inspire us to believe in the hope of life and its wonders. However, we have not been very good custodians, and sometimes you have to question, our ability to fully grasp and understand, the intentional connection we were meant to have with nature. We pillage, plunder, and burn the very earth that was meant for our sustenance and sustainability, we hunt and over exploit animals to the brink of extinction, and we do all this in the name of progress and development. History has shown that the planet also has the ability to respond in acts of defence or deterrence, the oceans will at some time reclaim the lands that were taken from it without its permission. Volcanoes will erupt at will, and earthquakes and hurricanes, remind us that we are up against a force that takes no prisoners; lately, many are beginning to recognise and embrace the stark and harsh realities of Global Warming and Climate Change. The question is; are we doing enough, or can we do better? My firm belief is that we have the capacity and the resources to do much better, but some have become complacent, and others have simply forgotten how to appreciate this gift we have been given. There is no price to pay for the air we breathe, nor the soothing breeze we feel, there is no cost attached to the sight of starry night skies, nor the compelling calls of sultry oceans. We simply enjoy them for the most, and then underestimate their value and purpose. Time as they say is a healer, but it also gives us the opportunity to learn and to adjust, will we do right by the voices of nature; will we begin to embrace the sheer grandeur of its presence? My hope is that we will, and we can, and it begins with each and every one of us taking full responsibility for our surroundings; our environment. We can do this; yes we can, it just takes a sense of awakening and a sense of purpose, because we control all the possibilities for change and redemption. It is never too late; let’s begin today at this moment; take a good look around and envisage a world where we did not have to poison the atmosphere with so many unwanted chemicals and wastage. Where the trees and the birds and bees find it easy to live, to grow, and to coexist, just picture it in your mind and wonder at the sense of responsibility we cannot deny. Yes, we can all do better.