Oh the outdoors, how I love thee.
I love, love, love being outdoors, its one of my favorite things to do. I love a cool breeze brushing through the trees, I love the sky and all its amazing vastness. I love the dust and the dirt on my shoes. I love the stillness and quiet early in the morning when I'm on a trail. I feel like I can breath and think without any interruptions.
What I do, and how it makes me better.
My morning ritual is to get up early and go for a hike. It doesn't have to be long or strenuous, it's just about getting out, alone. I'm such a different person when I've had time to energize myself. My attitude and outlook on the day is so much better. I absolutely adore my children but I'm with them 7 days a week 24 hours a day, no breaks, no timeouts. I sometimes feel like I'm going crazy.
The outdoors make me a better mom, wife and just a better person. I can't explain the feeling I get when I'm on a mountain looking out and I see how really small I am and how in awe I am of this amazing land.
This is one of my favorite quotes by John Muir; "I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out I found, was really going in." I love that!!! That's how I feel about the outdoors. So today, go out, take a walk, hug a tree, pick some flowers, breath in some fresh air and slow down, life goes to fast.
Take a moment to soak it all in.