"Become aware what is in you. Announce it, pronounce it, produce it and give birth to it." - Meister Eckhart

27 September 2016

Day 17 - the 21-Day Attitude for Gratitude Challenge

Gratitude in Nature

The other day I went for a "slow walk" in the woods. Normally, I'm rushing around from one thing to another so slowing down takes me some doing. But it was worth the effort.

I found myself noticing little things like the the patterns of tree branches against the sunlight, the breath of wind over my face, the smell of the earth, pine needles, the fall of leaves in the autumn air. In fact, I found myself experiencing the world in a much more poetic way. I took my camera with me too and took shots at whatever called to me. Some of the photos I kept, some I deleted.

But the point was that at the end of my walk, I felt extremely grateful that I had slowed down time. I felt more connected with the present moment, with my feelings, with my life.

Where do you go in Nature to feel connected? Write about your gratitude for that place and for what Nature teaches you when you slow down to experience it.

In gratitude,


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