Too many of us overlook nature, take her for granted, fail to wonder at her beauty, her complexity, her intensity, her tenderness, her changeability. If we pay attention to nature everyday for a week, just by recalling at the end of the day what we perceived of the natural world, our lives will be so much more joyful.
As children we delight in nature and have rich interactions with trees, the breeze, snowflakes, dandelions, mud, puddles, kittens, soaring birds, cloud shapes, so much. When we let ourselves, our adult selves, play with nature, that childhood delight returns and with it comes wisdom.
So let me suggest that you devote a few moments each evening to reflect on what you have experienced during the day in the natural world – minerals, earth, plants at all stages, animals. What have you seen or heard or smelled or touched or tasted of the natural world.
Celebrate the rich wisdom of the natural world this week. Connect your soul to nature often.
And, of course, you can celebrate with an artistic gesture: a sketch, a painting, a poem.