Strange how sometimes you are just doing something and memories come flooding back. This is what happened Saturday as my sister, brother-in-law, and I were out stomping through the woods shaking pawpaw trees :)
I remember heading out to the woods after breakfast, taking a picnic lunch, and playing until dinner time. Creating our own little worlds, finding things to do, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.
What saddens me is so many young people today don't know the pleasures of running through the woods, playing in the creek, building forts out of sticks.
Sometimes when you get older you need that moment to look back on your childhood and smile.
Childhood is a time when your imagination knows no boundaries. Where you enhance those abilities to dream and imagine 'what if' and pretend you are limitless. I'm so glad I had that childhood.
What I am thankful for is that I have that time now to enjoy stomping through the woods like I once did. Sure, we don't make stick forts any longer, but we find new and exciting ways to entertain ourselves.
We've learned about trail markers, new plants, just finding solitude from a busy world. We've entertained ourselves with a sense of adventure even as adults.
This is where I go to clear my head, relieve stress, find a refreshed spirit. And believe me here lately this has been a godsend. I don't know where I'd be right now if I couldn't get away from the insanity that has revolved around me lately.
Just stomping through the woods, up and down ravines, in and out of little pawpaw groves, enjoying the smell of nature. This is what gives my soul energy, what refreshes me. It always has from the time I was young.
This is my go to place. Everyone should have one. That one place in life that spirals you back to a time when you were carefree. A place where you can recharge and get away from adulthood for just a few moments.
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!