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

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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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