THANKFUL FOR THE MOON
Day 360 of 365 days
I am thankful for the light of the moon and the stars in the sky. If it weren’t for the naturally occurring skylight we would be in total darkness in many places around the world. Something is calming about being out in nature at night and having these space orbs lighting our way. And when I get a glimpse of the moon in its many stages throughout the month, it’s as if a light within me twinkles with delight.
I love the consistency of how the moon cycles through a repetitive pattern of change. Its regularity is comforting. At any stage in the process, we know where it is in the cycle. The ever-changing quality of the moon is something we can rely on and maybe learn from in the way we view our patterns.
The moon is the satellite of the earth that moves around the earth. We see it shining it a night by the light which the sun reflects on it. The moon is a beautiful satellite that everyone admires for its beauty. Moreover, the bright moonlight is soothing for all of us. It makes the earthly objects shine like silver in the moonlight. Thus, an essay on the moon will help us learn more about its enchanting beauty.
When was the last time you found yourself thankful for the Moon? Not for its beauty, nor for its light. But thankful that the Moon fostered the arising of life on Earth and has protected it ever since. The Moon is one-quarter the size of the Earth. Most planets’ satellites are much, much smaller. Some scientists consider it a two-planet system. We know the mighty tides, we know the lovely lunacy. That is but a small fraction of what the Moon can do.
On planets with tiny moons, the rotation rate might wobble, speed up or slow down. The planetary magnetic poles might invert with great rapidity. The planetary axis might shift and lurch. All these things lead to catastrophic weather and environmental disasters. On Earth, the immensity of the Moon prevents such global actions and keeps us stable enough for life to flourish. The Moon is what has enabled civilization to develop and for us to be here today.
Take a moment to give thanks for the silent sentinel who’s always looking out for you.