Clouds are an a beautiful part of life that’s often overlooked. They provide the rain that nourishes our life and helps the environment grow and flourish. On a different level, they allow for creativity and ever changing opportunities. Some may think that clouds are gloomy and cold, but it’s all in the way we perceive them. The gloom provides nurturing rain and sunny days wouldn’t be as nice without the gray days to compare them to. The cold weather brings out the warmth in us and helps us come closer to one another for warmth.
Sometimes we can be so busy looking at what’s in front of us that we forget to look up and see possibilities. Take a moment during the day and gaze up at the sky and create images in the clouds. This can help calm and relax the body and mind. If there aren’t any clouds that catch your eye you can check out the pictures at cloudappreciationsociety.org/
It’s important to stop our busy lives and look around us at the beautiful setting that we live in. This can help relax our bodies and ground us back to the earth.
Getting out in nature can refresh the mind and re-energize the body. You can enjoy the outdoors at any time of the year, as long as you dress appropriately. In fact, snow fall can be quieting, rain can be rejuvenating, the sun can be invigorating, and wind can be purifying. If you’re short of time and can’t immerse yourself in nature, look around there are hints of nature everywhere. If you find that your environment lacks natural elements, invest in a small plant or animal. This will brighten your days and bring you closer to nature.
It’s a good time to go hiking. Make the best of the outdoors before the inclement weather comes. This is your chance to take in some fresh air, stretch your legs, listen to the quiet sounds of nature, and enjoy time away from everyday life. Hiking can be fun for groups as well, this way you spend time catching up with others as you’re getting some exercise. If you want to find a good hiking trail you can always ask your friends, go to google, or even check yelp.