So for those of you who follow me on facebook and instagram, you know how I bang on about getting out of the office for lunch and the importance of spending time in nature. Well the other day just recently, I discovered another reason why this is important. I’m going to tell you about it now…
Having lunch outside, helps me to learn more about me.
The other day, I was siting in the park and I saw two tourists who looked the part. Comfortable shoes, back pack and the handy camera hanging around the neck.
The thing I noticed is that they stopped to take pictures. Picture of the park I was sitting in. At first I thought ‘seriously, it’s just a tree, surely there are trees where you come from’. Then I thought, ‘I’m sure they do, but they don’t have THAT tree, with THAT background, in THAT shape, in THEIR town.’
Then I thought, ‘how good it is to take notice of the normal things’. You know the saying that you only really notice the impact of something or someone when it’s no longer there or you no longer have it?
Life is short. That person or thing could be taken away from you at any time. Be mindful. Stop. Notice what is around you. Be present. Take a picture of that tree, or that sunset, or that interesting looking bug. Or don’t take a picture, instead stop and simply notice it and be in the moment with it for that time.
So get outside and eat your lunch. Or go for a walk in nature and don’t take it for granted because it may not be there tomorrow.
So the lesson I learned about myself the other day by sitting in the park is to stop and notice things. Stop and notice those who are around me.
What did you notice today?
Take Care on the Journey!