Happy MONDAY! TGIM! QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Nature itself is the best physician.” – Hippocrates THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: This past week I had a couple of healing experiences in nature. On Wednesday after reading with my reading buddy John Paul at Alison Elementary school, I went to the Roy G. Guerrero Park. I usually ride my bike and then do a run but this particular Wednesday I was pretty tired so I just laid in the car and looked out at the trees. I just admired their beauty. I just stared at them. I just sat in complete silence. Then I took a walk to a spot where I felt like God speaks to me and listened to what God had to say and listened to what nature might be saying to me. It was very different than speeding by nature on my bike or a run. Then additionally on Friday, I was running on my lunch break on the Town Lake Hike and Bike trail and I felt the urge to stop and sit and absorb nature again. There is something grounding about being in nature. There is something healing about being in nature. It’s a good thing. Here are a few more quotes that ring true to me this week: “Nature can bring you to stillness, that is its gift to you.” – Eckhart Tolle “Walk in nature and feel the healing power of the trees.” – Anthony William This week may you find some time to spend in nature. May you find that it is healing to be in the beautiful natural uncluttered beauty of it all. May you know that nature has healing power and is grounding for your soul. Happy Monday! AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY: 1) Spending time in nature heals my soul. 2) I love the feeling of being in nature. 3) This week I will cherish my experiences that nature provides for me.