I've had the exquisite blessing of spending the past 20 days at a friend's home in the countryside just outside of Brussels. Though I knew the company would be superb, fun times would be had and enjoying the gentleness of the summer air would be divine...the surprise I didn't anticipate is the gift of Fuji.
Being a bit more of an indoor girl, admittedly walking through forests, dodging spider webs and getting my shoes wet has not been my morning ritual of choice. That is, until I met Fuji.
With impeccable communication and persuasive abilities the best of politicians could only hope to achieve, here's a view of how my days in Belgium begin:
Morning Rituals with Nature & Animals:
1. Do something in nature. Smell the roses on your way to work, take a 15 minute walk around your neighborhood, have lunch in a park.
2. Animal love. For those of us who have four-legged friends, this is easy to do. If there isn't a tail wagging when you go home, offer to take a friend's dog for walk, or make time to visit a neighbor with a cat.
3. Gratitude. If you feel lost, alone, unsure, or separate from much of humanity...take a look around at all in the Universe that is working for you and your good.
Have suggestions? Leave a comment below about your favorite morning rituals with nature and/or animals.