A not very timely note

This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.

- G. Jan 2013

Monday, July 14, 2008

"Nature" by G.

Nature. It's a part of you. It's everywhere around you. And In my opinion, we have a sad lack of it in our lives. Nature has a natural beauty; a almost therapeutic effect on the mind. A breath of fresh air clears the head. A view of a bright red and orange sunset calms the soul. I am not saying to just drop everything and run into the nearest forest. What I am saying is to try and get a little more of nature in your daily life.

Modern life these days can be very hectic. Busy schedules, stressful work weeks, financial troubles; the pressures just add up. It can all be a bit overwhelming sometimes. But once in awhile, we need some time to recharge and relax. You don't need a sack of money or a rent-a-car to do this. Just stepping outside and taking a few deep breaths can work wonders. But what I long for is to visit a truly beautiful place, such as the one pictured above; China. If everyone in the world got the chance to visit a place like that once in awhile, I wouldn't have a doubt that they would find some calm for their mind and body.

Sure this is a bit of wishful thinking, but its benefits can't be denied. The simple truth is, once and awhile we need to leave it all behind and just get back to nature for a tiny bit. Whether your just taking a stroll in the park or visiting the wonders of world, it will only do you good. Anyways, hope you all have a wonderful day, or night.


The cup is half full of something I don't like said...

Very true about nature.

It can be as easy as a garden in a few pots on your door step. My kids received a pumpkin seed set this summer. The plants grow incredibly fast and easy in a large pot. The extra bonus is if you plant them around May/June, you will have pumpkins to carve in Oct.

Anonymous said...

Great thoughts =)

And it is a need I know I often neglect - to get out there and appreciate that which nature provides in such splendor.

It's true that mind and body are intimately connected, I think so what satisfies one so completely (as nature does) in turn helps the other.

SBA said...

So true! I often resist this (busy schedule, etc.) but feel so refreshed when I stop to do something outdoors. Thanks.