Wednesday, May 30, 2012
N is for "Nature"
The past week has been an incredibly difficult one for me in my personal life. I have been depressed, anxious, testy, withdrawn, physically ailed, and on an organization mission (to work off emotions). But what I have found myself doing several times a day, is stepping outside to water plants, pull weeds, observe my garden, nurture our new trees, look at the new mama in her nest, watch for hummingbirds, smile at the butterflies, and sometimes just wander around. And it SOOTHES me! And I feel a small amount of strength to continue on.
Recently, Nature has become a hot topic for me. It's important! It's necessary! It's being lost in this world of uber-electronics.
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I had come across the book Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv and that I was considering doing a book study. Well, it's a go. And it will start this Friday, June 1st.
I have read the first couple of chapters and I am drawn into it's truth. It is inspiring me to do something different with my children, not only in their schooling but in their everyday living.
If you would like to join me, grab the book and read the first four chapters by NEXT Friday, June 8th. This Friday I will pop in and present some thoughts and some questions for you to consider while reading.
Instead of a Linky, I would just appreciate your comments and links to any blog posts you may be writing about the book. I just want to keep it simple. I hope that you will join me in this journey.
I am linking up with Marcy at Ben and Me.