Sometimes when we think of nature, we think of bugs, snakes, and sweat. In the world we live in today, we often find ourselves far removed from nature. We forget about the solomness of walking under the shade of trees on a sunny fall day. Or, the sounds of a nearby creek or river flowing. If we allow ourselves the opportunity, we can find a lot of relaxation in what our natural world has to offer. Not only can we find beauty we would see anywhere else, we also give ourselves the opporutnity to termporarily disconnect from the stresses of daily life. So, the next time you think things in nature that may gross you out, try to picture those parts of our world that can help us get in better touch with life. And remember, you don't have to spend hours hiking to get this benefit. A picnic in a local park by yourself or with family and friends may do this trick!
Perhaps the below film will help motivate you to take advantage of what we have around us.
On September 2, the film adaptation of Bill Bryson's bestseller "A Walk in the Woods" will open in theaters nationwide. With an award-winning cast that includes Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson, this movie will likely result in a surge of hikers along the Appalachian Trail.