New Year, More Nature

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Isn’t it interesting that as people, we can literally decide to give ourselves a fresh start in any month, on any day, at any moment, yet so many of us wait for the New Year to do so?
I think it’s incredibly encouraging that we can reset and refocus ourselves whenever we muster up the courage and self-discipline to do so.

Speaking of self-discipline, that is one of the things I want to focus on for 2019.
Also for 2019, #getoutside 🌲 (even more). I shared an article on Facebook the other day that multiple countries now have laws in effect that make it a thing for doctors to actually prescribe time spent outside as a medical solution to ailments. How wild is that?
It’s like, we’ve come so far as a society in so many ways, and then also gotten so off track and backwards in others. I wish we didn’t need doctors to tell us how important it is to rejuvenate with sun and wind and trees. For me, time spent in nature is spirit-filled and life-giving and awe-inspiring and sooo good. Is it like that for you? I am hoping to execute “self-discipline” in many ways physically, mentally and spiritually this year, but the most exciting to me is also the most playful. I’m looking forward to 52 Saturday adventures outdoors with my family. It might sound silly that committing to play takes self-discipline, but I do think there are a lot of things that can get in the way… house chores, cold temps, grocery shopping, the task of kids and snow clothes, TV, work, etc.. but when the year is done I want to look back on a childhood for our kids that was full of outdoor explorations and memories together. Even when it’s negative degrees outside (like today!), the thought of this kinda life gives me the warm and fuzzies.

How about you? Next year, when you’re ringing in 2020, what do you hope to have “accomplished” that will make you smile?

 

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