The Beauty of Nature – AutumnOn October 23, 2022 by Pam
I am blessed to live in Ontario where Autumn comes in all its glory and beauty. The last few days have been gorgeous – 20 degrees C and time for biking and gardening. I also turn a year older in the Autumn – so this year is 59 and I am 25 lbs lighter (since February) and I am exercising regularly and eating a super healthy diet (no sugar, wheat, dairy, corn or pork – at least 95% of the time). Living your best life can mean all kinds of things but, to me, it is about choices – I have a choice about how I spend my time, who I spend my time with, how I think and how I learn and grow – every day – better tomorrow (in many ways) than I am today.
My advice to anyone who is going through trauma or stress or a period of feeling intimidated or frustrated is always the same – get outside. Even on the coldest of days, you can walk, breathe and become emersed in nature. Get a pair of headphones (I have a pair of aftershokz and I love them…
https://ca.shokz.com/ ) and listen to a podcast or just some great music (I have been listening to Afternoon at Zellers on Spotify when I am biking). Step out of your worries, build up your resistance and enjoy the beauty of what surrounds you.
Very soon the gardens will be snow covered and the temperatures will dip down below 0 degrees C. So, while Autumn remains, enjoy the changing season – be like the trees and let go of everything that you needs to “leave” you. Feel blessed, even though life is not always or ever close to perfect.
Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful its ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living, heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.