"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." John Muir
The beneficial reasons for spending time in nature as a family are quite endless. In nature together we can experience things that we aren't able to experience indoors, and we're able to break away from the pace of life that often prevents emotional connections with those we love most.
Nature Beckons Authenticity
Nature magically brings us closer to our truest selves. It's the best place to bring one of your children to have a deep heart-to-heart conversation. Take to the trail and allow them the freedom to share their heart with you.
In life we are faced with great challenges and one way to soothe our broken hearts is to take a walk on a crisp afternoon, in prayer, in meditation, breathing through our pain. Time spent in nature is a healing experience.
Nature Inspires Creativity
Creativity is evident throughout nature. We don't have to plan an elaborate vacation to find it. A simple, tiny, small town backyard is substantial. Plant a small garden. Teaching your children to garden, or yourself, is a beautiful way to connect with nature and find inspiration. Perhaps you love to paint, or draw, or take photos, a garden makes a beautiful subject, especially while in bloom.
Maybe you love to spend time making creative meals for your family; growing vegetables and fruits can inspire new meals in the kitchen. Allow your children to make their own creations with what you all have grown in your family garden.
A greenhouse could also be a wonderful project for your family to take on together. Click here to find a greenhouse that can house all of your planting efforts.
Nature Lifts Our Spirit
Nature is all around us, and we don't have to look far to find a hiking trail nearby. Whether you live near a bike path, the foothills, or along the coast of a beautiful ocean, take time to escape. We need to be outdoors, our souls need it, our children need it, and we need this time together. Nature lifts us, it fills us.
Nature is an intangible gift that we can share together.
*This is a collaborative post.