Earth: We’re All On It Together

by Sherry Riter in Motivation

“We are, perhaps, uniquely
among the earth’s creatures,
the worrying animal.
We worry away our lives,
fearing the future,

discontent with the present,
unable to take in
the idea of dying,

unable to sit still.”
~Lewis Thomas~

Twin Blue Marbles 1
Image: Earth – The Blue Marble view 1
NASA Earth Observatory

Twin Blue Marbles 2
Image: Earth – The Blue Marble view 2
NASA Earth Observatory

“The earth is what
we all have in common.”

~Wendell Barry~

Earth Viewed by Apollo 8
Image: Earth Viewed by Apollo 8
NASA Earth Observatory

Earth and Moon
Images: Earth and Moon

“What I do
you cannot do;

but what you do,
I cannot do.
The needs are great,
and none of us,
including me,

ever do great things.
But we can
do small things,

with great love,
and together
we can do something

~Mother Teresa~

The Farthest Galaxy Cluster Yet Measured
Image: The Farthest Galaxy Cluster Yet Measured
Astronomy Picture of the Day

NASA, CXC, INAF, S. Andreon, et al

“We can work together
for a better world
with men and women
of goodwill,
those who radiate
the intrinsic
of humankind.”

~Wangari Maathai~


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 PictureGirl October 31, 2009 at 3:56 am

You have the best posts.
Thank you.


2 Gamma Sharon October 31, 2009 at 5:02 am

Beautiful pictures and post!


3 gaelikaa October 31, 2009 at 6:24 am

We are clearly not made to worry. We are made to trust and to enjoy. God wants us to trust him, and when we do, we surround ourselves with his protection. Worrying steals our health and happiness. Lovely post.


4 Katherine Your Avon Lady October 31, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Nice post, well done, great images too. Maybe you'd enjoy my living green group at or The Green Room at
I invite you to join us. Hugs! Katherine


5 ComfyMom~Stacey October 31, 2009 at 2:06 pm

wonderful thoughts!


6 Bonnie November 1, 2009 at 10:21 am

Amazing photos of the Earth! Very thought provoking words. I could go on and on about this topic… Oh, your Shakespeare quote got me searching for more halloween poems and sayings! I wanted to share some I just found at Have a beautiful Sunday!


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