If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. ~Eleonora Duse
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. ~John Burroughs
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. ~Rachel Carson
The woods were made for the hunters of dreams,
The brooks for the fishers of song;
~Sam Walter Foss
Yesterday I spent the morning at the local botanical garden, sketching and taking photos, visiting with other artists. It was a good reminder that not everything in my life has be about business, I can take a break. I didn't realize how burned out I was feeling until I spent an afternoon not worrying about things.
Reminders to myself:
Take care of yourself - spend time in nature - walk - sleep well - eat good - laugh - spend time with loved ones - let go of a few worries - trust in bigger things - breath.