In December 2013 my husband, daughter and I had an inspirational experience in New Zealand. We walked the 71km Queen Charlotte Track on the South Island.
All along the walk I was inspired by the natural beauty of this amazing landscape. With green hills sweeping down to meet the crystal, blue water, my heart was filled with serenity. With clear air and birds singing happily I was inspired to believe that the world is a magical place.
My prayer now is that all humans recognise this beauty and be inspired to keep it pristine. That governments respect the landscape and don’t set out to ruin it with mining, or too much tourism. It is landscapes like this that we need for inspiration, that we need so we can enjoy nature at its magical best, that above anything else we need to preserve.