we all have been kind of sick over christmas and new years.colds.coughs.feeling a bit weak in general.this status forced us to stay inside more than we usually would do and to only do light and short walks outside.so we burned a lot of wood in our fireplace.lit a lot of beeswax candles and sometimes stayed in our pyjamas all day long.
for me it was hard and my need of more time outside, longer walks and little trips increased daily.
so this week we all felt recovered again and I finally got back my voice.we headed outside every single day.sometimes mornings and afternoons.the rain, that was announced, stayed away so it was perfect to fill up our need of little explorationtrips and tons of fresh air.
I could tell that I had a lack of our good old regular times outside.i felt way more unbalanced and tired and just sensetive in general.when I get outside with my girls it’s such a joy and fulfillment for me to see them exploring, trying out new things, growing in their courage and imagination.i could also tell that this week they were all about trying out new things outdoor.they were highly motivated and asking me to go outside.all.the.time.
BUT being outside/in nature does something so important to me too.
i don’t only do it for my children.its something that I need:
“i go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” – john burroughs
to get my thoughts in order.to get my focus right.to connect and get close to jesus and with my faith.to calm down.to see the big puzzle.to collect new strength and to get back and closer to myself.out there I feel I can grow and step out.be more courageous.i let things closer to my heart.i’m more open to reflect myself.i’m more open to let god speak to me.out there i had the most wonderful talks and encounters with my husband, my daughters, my siblings, my parents and other people.i could continue to write down way more ’cause the list is endless.nature is my favourite place. nature is the place I’d like to call HOME.
“in every walk with nature one receives far more than he seaks.” -john muir
“NATURE is not a place to visit.it is HOME.” – gary snyder
sources of nature quotes: pinterest