It was a warm 86 degree day in the south today. I could hardly wait to get home from work to enjoy some time lounging around the pond in my backyard. I purposely chose to be present in the moment so I left my phone inside to ensure no distractions. Paying attention to the blue skies with white puffy clouds that looked like cotton balls floating effortlessly above me, I listened to the birds chirping in the distance. Glancing at the bird feeders to ensure they were full, I sat down in the red wooden Adirondack chair by the sparkling water. Looking around in the natural environment where I longed to be all day, I spotted several Cardinals in the distance getting braver by the minute as they inched closer to where I sat. To my right, Bluebirds were flying around the white Purple Martin house attempting to seize it again just as they had las year.
Ahhhh … Spring.
In 28 more days, Spring is officially going to arrive. Right now, the warmer weather is causing green sprouts to erupt from the earth and fragrant flowering trees to bloom. Imagine my surprise when I found a Japanese Magnolia Tree bursting with fuchsia flowers!
Do you take time to just be one with nature?
The world screams at us with such urgency on a daily basic that “this” or “that” is important. We rush around checking things off of our “to do” lists so much that we are left exhausted. Take time to enjoy nature and soak in the sights and sounds of your environment. It rejuvenates and refreshes our souls.