I have been going for a walk almost every day to a very magical place called Elfin Forest. It is a good steep hike up to lake. Just stunning really. I have met some incredible people on this trail. I feel so blessed to have it right in my back yard.
Today especially, I was super inspired to see many young children hiking up this fairly steep hill. It really says a lot about the parents and their values. So many people seem to be using the outdoors to stay fit. This is my primary way to stay fit. Hiking up this trail is such a great workout for the heart and soul. I feel so nourished by the scenery and the air and sun!
I saw a few kids, ages 2 and 4 and up all just enjoying the hike and the view at the top! Thank you parents for taking your kids out to be and explore in nature. It is such a wonderful way to connect as a family and to get to know each other more deeply.
I used to take my son out when he was 18 months and it was such a delight to see how fascinated he was with everything. So excited to see a bug and a rock and play in the water… and get messy in the puddles. It is a joy to see children get messy and play with one another outside. My heart smiles when I see children outside playing and hiking and exploring.
Take time out of each day to be outside, if not for a hike, than to just BE and soak in the rays of the sun!! It will nourish your being and help you relax. Take some deep breaths and think of 3 things you are grateful for! Then before the day is up give at least one person a compliment or share an appreciation or acknowledgement!
Many blessings! 😉 IN Loving Service to you!