My 2018 "Pass-on-the Kindness" Challenge Part 3
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.”
Naturalist and Sierra Club Founder John Muir wrote this in 1912. I always return to this quote because it reminds me how important it is to connect to Nature in some way, every day. This has been a consistent theme in my life, and because I've seen and experienced the benefits of this practice, I encourage everyone to make time for it.
Consider this: In 1912, Congress started regulating Big Media with the Radio Act, which required every network to be licensed. I’m sharing this bit of history to show technology isn’t new, and neither is our fascination with it. Muir recognized that, and urged against it.
This week's "Pass-on-the-Kindness" Challenge sounds easy. The first two challenges were designed to help you build a strong foundation. By now, new habits are replacing old ones as you exercise kindness and patience with yourself and others. You did the Work. But remember, we're here to enjoy Mother Nature, who "gives strength to body and soul alike."
If you follow me on Social Media, you know I keep things simple. Without fail, I connect to nature on my daily walks with my Shih-Tzu, Tai Chi. When I can do more, I do, but this is our guaranteed time, no matter what. I love the fresh air, talking to Tai and stopping to give him belly rubs. It's an essential part of my life.
Choose an activity that’s fun, and you’ll be motivated to do every day. It can be as easy as enjoying an apple and picking up fresh flowers.
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