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How To Embrace Mother Nature


How To Embrace Mother Nature

Laying in the Grass

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The Earth is our mother. Mother Nature has much to teach us. It is from her womb that we are nurtured and healed. Hugging a tree is one way you can "embrace nature" and love her, but there are many other things you can do.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: varies

Here's How:

  1. Brown-bag it to the neighborhood park over lunch.
  2. Tuck in a packet of springtime flower seeds inside the envelopes you mail out your bill payments in during the month of April - won't that surprise your bill collectors!?!
  3. Take a detour on your way to work to the kiddie park, get out of your parked car and run to the swing sets. Swing as high as you can.
  4. Take a loaf of bread to a nearby lake and feed the ducks.
  5. Go skinny dipping.
  6. Walk barefoot through a muddy creek. Don't forget to squish your toes in the mud.
  7. Lay in the grass and look at the clouds imagining what their shapes represent.
  8. Make a dandelion neck-chain.
  9. Take an afternoon nap under a shady tree.
  10. Hug a tree!
  11. Catch a toad, whisper your heart's yearnings to it while holding it in your hands. Release it.
  12. Plant a sapling.
  13. Go for a walk in the rain (no fair using an umbrella).
  14. Collect seashells along the beach.
  15. Surprise someone with a May Basket in September.


  1. Take a child along with you on your next "hugging nature adventure."
  2. Share this list with a friend.
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