Hello there bliss seekers. So, how often do you really connect with nature, I ask. Recently, Miss R was given some homework which involved her quietly sitting amongst nature and recording her observations. This was an easy piece of homework for Miss R to complete as nature and the environment are her haven. It is something I often use as a way to calm her, at times, over zesty spirit. On the advice of my grandmother, I got both my kids out amongst their natural surroundings as soon and often as possible as new born babes. "It will keep them calm and help them sleep easier" my Nan told me. So we would spend lots of time in the garden and walking in those early days. The best thing I discovered was when having one of 'those days' you often have with new babes; putting them in a pram and going for a walk by the ocean actually calmed both of us down. Now, being out amongst nature really is a calming force for all of us.
As I mentioned last week, there are times when I can happily spend hours stopping to smell the roses and photographing the little things that often get missed. Then there are the times I need a super fast de-stress or a moment of solitude and find simply stepping outside, taking deep breaths, and immersing my senses in my natural surroundings can be just as effective. It is totally refreshing and rejuvenating to my soul and I always seem to think clearer after such moments of bliss.
Needless to say, Miss R completed that homework assignment with flying colours and happily continues to document and record her observations about nature. Do you have a special place or activity that you do to refresh your spirit and rejuvenate your inner being? Or is it something you may need to include in your life? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Sending you much bliss, Heather xx
All photos are by Heather W