Getting Outside, A Practice of Appreciation and Expression

As we move through spring and into summer, nature's bounty invites us to engage. The longer daylight hours and the birds chirping wake us a bit earlier, we catch ourselves looking out for the day's newest blooms, and we relish the opportunity to leave our jackets at home.

The fireworks of re-growth will slow and we will wish we had appreciated the stunning display a bit more. So while the spring magic lasts, we encourage you to get outside and commemorate it in writing.

  1. Take a blanket, a pen and paper, perhaps a hard surface, and sit.

  2. Sit quietly, listen, and look.

  3. What do you appreciate in this moment? With whom can you share that appreciation?

  Photo by Jenn Bakos for t.e.l.l. New England

Photo by Jenn Bakos for t.e.l.l. New England

Perhaps you can convey it with words, or maybe with something from your surroundings? We love picking flowers to press and send to a friend in the mail.  

  Photo by Jenn Bakos for t.e.l.l. New England

Photo by Jenn Bakos for t.e.l.l. New England

However you choose to get outside and engage with Mother Nature, we hope you will enjoy it.

 

Tools for Appreciation and Expression

Celebrate spring

Press flowers.  

Express gratitude

Write more

Pass it On. 

 

This post was inspired by last year's conversation with t.e.l.l. New England about our Botanical Illustrations