Afraid, Lonely, or Unhappy-Connect With Nature

Ever feel grumpy or unhappy? Need a little inspiration or motivation? Get up from your chair and take a quick walk in nature. Look for signs of nature’s beauty as you walk. It will cheer you right up. A sunny day, a light breeze, a temperature perfect for sitting outside without a jacket-such days make us feel happy, at peace with the world, grateful.

Walking in the rain, making snow angels, or watching the wind whip the trees also can make us feel happy. Nature keeps us grounded in what’s real. Winter will balance summer, giving the land time to renew itself while wind sends seeds flying to give birth to new plants in other places.

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature” by Anne Frank

We enjoy our time alone but there is something wonderful about time spent with friends and family we love that can’t be matched by our time alone. We would all be much happier if we always kept those who make us happy close to us.

HUG A LOVED ONE TODAY, and realize how happy you are that this person is part of your life.


My Spirit Takes Flight-Be Unafraid

Top of Mount Katahdin

Top of Katahdin in Maine-End of Trail

 My spirit takes flight,
I am fearless and free
to express,
to explore,
to begin…
to be ME!

This is how I feel every time I go hiking in the great outdoors, along the Appalachian Trail. There is freedom to be found when you spend time in nature. Take a hike in the great outdoors. Dare to be alone for a few hours and become one with nature.
There are so many beautiful trails throughout the United States, not just my favorite trail, the Appalachian Trail.

“What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.” by Zig Ziglar

The miracle of life…

“The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.”

To be born, to grow, to walk among the wonders of nature, to live a life of dignity, humor, and grace-this is the miracle of existence.
The complexity and possibility of our lives can fill us with awe. We should never take the miracle of life for granted.

This Thanksgiving I will remember how extraordinary even my ordinary life is and make each day a special day.