What If

We started by treating the earth
As we would a respected friend
And we asked before we took
And said thank you when we received
What if
Each time we filled our gas tank
We felt grateful for what we were consuming
And each time we ate a meal
We thanked the plants, animals, and people who gave their time,
their work, their lives so we could eat
What if
We considered the miracle of water
And thanked its source

 And what if
We truly appreciated trees
For giving us shelter and shade
And wood, and clean air
What if we became conscious
To the world
To the gifts
What if we started with this
And what if something shifted
And something healed.