The sky looked like this...IN NOVEMBER!
With the past week being an absolute mess, between various terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad, along with earthquakes in Japan and Mexico, I found myself distraught and back home on Long Island.
Before I went home, I called my mom and cried to her about what had happened. Nine months ago exactly, we had been in Paris. From being there, I feel like I have gained a spiritual connection with the city, so this felt like a personal attack. It bothered me a lot. Before I could make arrangements to come home, my mom told me to go outside and hug a tree.
Yes, you read that right. I laughed at her. She told me to "find a tree that speaks to me and get back in touch with the energy of Mother Nature." I thought she was nuts, but nevertheless, I listened to her. Now, don't laugh, but I actually felt significantly better.
In relation, the last few days up here at Purchase have been beautiful. It really sucked that I had class on these days because all I wanted to do was bask in the sun on one of the lawns outside the library. It all comes back to that "energy from Mother Nature" concept. I feel much more open and relaxed outside, than I do in Starbucks or the library itself.
Also, can we talk about how it has been 60 degrees in NOVEMBER? (Climate change is real). I've been able to be warm in just a sweater and jeans. Thank you Mother Nature!
Going outside is a great de-stressor. If you're feeling low, sit on the grass, or a bench or somewhere outside and let your creativity flow. Especially if it is nice out. Stay positive and attract the positive. Good things are coming your way!