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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday - "Develop a Relationship With Your Local Weather"

When I was finishing my 4 years at Seattle Pacific University, I was one part nervous anxiety and one part exhilaration.
I was done!  I was free!  I was a bonafide grownup…..
And grownups have student loans to pay…. And utility bills… and need medical insurance….. and car insurance…. And rent…. Food….blah, blah, blah.
I had been blessed with exciting and inspirational professors, my favorite being one of my Secondary Ed. Professors during my senior year.  When asked what advice she could give us graduating seniors, she very seriously advised us to:
Go Outside for At Least 15 Minutes Every Single Day. 
Rain or Shine. 
She told us it was good for our bodies.  Good for our Souls. And good for our Hearts.  Even if the sky is gray for days on end and you’re feeling the Seattle Gloom to your core. 
Now, I don't know if everything I learned in college was truly valuable to my future career or necessarily essential for my overall bag of academic tricks, but this little piece of advice will always ring true for me. 
Give it a try.  You might find that 15 minutes outside will refresh and revitalize all the parts of you that have been neglected lately.  Fall in love with the sound of the rain falling in the trees or the cheeky squirrel on your lawn.  Find a good rock to sit on. 
Develop a relationship with your local weather. 

A Short Walk From Home:
A Favorite Road of Ours:
Rambling by Rachae, Photos by Janelle


Allyson said...

This is such great advice. I could definitely see how this would be good for you. I think I may start doing this - not just on my way to class!


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