The Solace of Shade

While forest bathing last Friday, I found the shadow of a fern in a small stream. Had I been rushing down the path as a host of families had been doing, I would have missed this lovely sight.

Take the time to look at the small things around you; take the time to find laughter in the most mundane; take the time to be creative; take the time to write every dayit’s restorative. Read a book in the shade.

©Teresita Abad Doebley All rights reserved 2009-2011.

Quote of the Day for YOU: Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.  ~J. Lubbock


19 thoughts on “The Solace of Shade

  1. Oh, what delightful advice. Stopping to pause, notice, reflect, lounge even can give back so much that they are well worth the (non)effort. I just do not understand the people who rush through life, especially nature. Once while at the Grand Canyon, a dad actually grumbled, “Is this is? A hole in the ground? Let’s go!” The kids had been enjoying themselves it seemed to this observer, but were led off to the car. So sad–and what a lesson to have taught.

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