Coffee Time – Appreciate Nature

Good afternoon friends.  Hope you are all doing well.  I invite you to join me for a cup of coffee this afternoon as we discuss the subject of nature and gratitude.coffee 2

May I say, if you do not have a loving concern for Nature in which you dwell, it’s time to wake up.  Nature is the reason you are alive and you need to begin caring for it, respecting it, and giving gratitude for it.

Nature provides for us in so many ways….

1.  Enjoyment, Relaxation, Peace
Simply walking on the beach while watching the sunset, sunrise, or the moon provides you the opportunity to unwind and reflect on what is happening in your life and whether a change is necessary.  I encourage you to make the time to go to the beach by yourself early morning or late into the evening or night when there are not so many people around. Engage all of your senses:

— Walk and look around.  Notice the beauty of the sun as it rises or sets, take in the beauty of the moon as it provides light, watch the waves as they roll in and out to shore, notice the bounty of water there, or watch the birds as they gracefully fly around.

— Smell the air and allow it to absorb your problems and carry them away.

— Feel the wind or air as it touches your body.  Put your feet in the water and feel the wonder as the water moves about you.  Bathe in the water under the beauty of the light of the moon.

If the beach is not to your liking, give it another chance with an open mind and I believe you too will see the beauty and reap the benefits it provides.  If you prefer, the mountains or a meadow as they can both provide the same benefits – they are truly breath-taking and provide such peace as well.

2.  Food and Medicine
Mother nature has provided you with food to survive and always will.  It doesn’t matter which foods you prefer over others.  They all have an element that has been derived by Mother Earth.  Along with the animals, the plants, flowers, and trees all provide us food to eat.  Additionally, there are many natural elements in them that are meant to be used for medicinal purposes.  These are natural medicines that your body can tolerate unlike pharmaceutical medicine that destroys.

3. Oxygen
We are given the oxygen we need to breathe through the air.  Our bodies need the oxygen and it is so freely given to us.  You can thank the trees and plants for this.

4. Water
Ahhh, wonderful water so freely given to us by Mother Nature.  Stop and think about all the ways you use water and then give gratitude to her for it.  You would not be alive without it.

walking in natureLet’s all participate in showing respect for Mother Nature, look around and appreciate her beauty. Thank the tress for the fruit they give us, thank the flowers for the happiness they bring us, thank the herbs for making our food taste better, thank the water for making us feel clean and hydrated, etc.

Have a wonderful day and remember, the more we appreciate Mother Nature, the more she will give us and the world will be a more beautiful place to be. ~Kathyann

 

 

 

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