21 Days Of Gratitude – Nature
“The day, water, sun, moon, night – I do not have to purchase these things with money.” Plautus
Day 2 of 21 days of Gratitude – Nature
I adore being in nature. Most days I walk my dogs at least three times and often four. It’s not only for them, but I also get such peach from being outside. Being in nature helps me to clear my mind and it allows whatever ideas come to me.
Most people instinctively head outside when their minds and souls need quieting. Being with the dogs is the perfect way to find joy in the moment.
For you it could be:
- A response to the stress of the day.
- An impulse to get away from a difficult encounter.
- That you just need some time to reflect.
Perhaps our urge to merge with nature when feeling out of sorts has something to do with our internal “fight or flight” programming. “Flight” sends us looking for an escape route.
In nature, we are free. The return to freedom as we become one with the natural world makes a soothing balm for our vexed souls. It works for me every time.
Think about what utter delight nature brings to the senses.
There is a sense of homecoming, of finding our rightful place in the world again, when we connect with nature and engage all of our senses. In nature, we are healed. In nature, we can find joy. In nature, we are at one with ourselves.
No matter what spot on the map you call home, or even if there’s a nip in the air, you can always escape to the great outdoors when you’re in need of peaceful moments.
Even in the most bustling town or city, there will be a beautiful park to take a walk and hopefully a wonderful café to rest your bones in and grab a delicious cuppa as you witness the world.
For me, a bit of heaven lives in nature, and this calls to our souls to aid the replenishing process.
Today think of the gratitude you feel for what Mother Nature provides. And get out there and enjoy it.
Grab your journal take just 9 minutes to write 9 things that you are grateful for which bring you peace in Mother Nature
Journal Gratitude and Nature Prompts
When you get your journal out bring these to mind and write about what you feel grateful for:
- At least one visual impression that leaves its mark on your memory (for me it’s when the poppies are alive and there are carpets of red everywhere)
- A favourite sound that soothes your spirit (I adore the birds)
- An aroma that evokes a special feeling for you (usually lavender or fennel and then holding some to my nose to bring calm)