A few weeks ago, my sister graduated from college with her A.A. (way to go sis!).
In between wrangling 5 kids, I was able to hear a few words the speakers said.
One of them was a science professor (I think) and she rambled on about not liking public speaking (who does?) and how she was nervous.
But then, she started talking about nature and the way we live our lives today.
-We drive everywhere we need to go.
-We buy our food in stores.
-We exercise in our homes or at gyms.
-The only bird chirping a lot of us pay attention to is on Twitter.
After hearing this professor’s words, I started looking at my own life.
-I drive almost everywhere I need to go, the only time I really walk somewhere is if we are camping.
-I buy most of our food from the 3 grocery stores we shop at every week, the only exception is the few months a year our garden produces or we go to the Farmer’s Market.
-I exercise downstairs on my elliptical while reading a book or messing with my phone.
-I have sent over 55,000 tweets since January 2011, that’s a lot of Twitter chirping.
I realized I needed to make some changes.
I need to be outside more.
And so do the kids.
Under the bright blue sky and the puffy white clouds.
With the grass, sand, and dirt under our toes.
So here I sit, at the patio table outside, writing with a pen and a pad of paper.
Enjoying the great outdoors.
Just as Mother Nature intended.
Mother Nature also wanted me to be happy which is why she created pomegranates that can be juiced so I can make my very favorite drink – the Pomegranate Martini that we have featured over at One Martini today.