I think we too often take for granted our true father—Sol, the sun. Back before life on our tiny speck of a planet began, chemicals were in abundance, but they required energy to bond in complex ways. Where did this energy come from? That great nuclear reactor in the sky, the sun.
So today, take just a moment to look up at the sun (don't stare directly at it in all its blinding glory!). Feel its warmth on your skin. And make a small bow, in respect, for providing the energy that first brought life to our little sphere.