When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all. -E. O. Wilson

In today’s hustle and bustle world, it seems to be to easy for our days to become filled with the hurriedness of life. Beginning with an alarm to awaken us so we may begin the hurried pace of our day. Our days seem pre-programmed for events, appointments meetings, or countless other “must do’s” we seem to have.

It is important that we take care of business, but it even more important we take care of ourselves. Both physically and mentally. Your days, whatever they hold should fit within the space that brings thoughtful contemplations, solace, and happiness into your life.

There are few places one can gather the assets to bring meaning to life. but they literally surround us. We more often take these for granted or don’t notice them at all.

Many time the smallest things can make the greatest difference. Take a walk in nature. Set beside a gentle stream. Stand on a vista overlooking the grandeur of nature, or examine the delicate petals of a wildflower. These are things of this world. Natural, healing, and giving things. There is no need for an alarm to enjoy nature unless you want to make sure you don’t miss a sunrise. Make it the comfort that fuels your thoughts and brings direction to your days.

It is always welcoming to spend extended periods in nature. It seems to take most of us at least a day or so to unwind. But even a few hours can produce tremendous benefits. Even a relaxing set on your back porch enjoying the sounds of nature can be a completely enjoyable event.

Find your place among the trees, grasses, streams, or clouds. Maybe yours is a view of the mountains, oceans, or deserts. The important part is to be there. Not only in spirit but in body as well.

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Matsuo Basho

Afternoon Delight - RMNP_0762

Rocky Mountain National Park. ©Brad Mangas


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