Today I decided to share with you a moment that I was taking for myself.  I realized, while looking out the window and watching orange and red leaves fluttering to the ground, that I was immensely happy. The beauty and simplicity of the moment touched my soul and I was moved to share it with you.

The camera is a bit shaky, but I hope that you can still see the magic of the moment.  I felt as though I were inside of a snow globe!  I highly recommend taking five minutes each day, by yourself, and observing nature.  I was told today that there is a new syndrome for kids: NDD, Nature Deficit Disorder.

Kids don’t go outside and connect with the earth anymore – so many of them are surrounded by school buildings during the day and then in the evening they are in front of a television and/or a computer. There is something mystical about observing nature, especially by yourself.  Check it out!

One Response to “Cultivating Happiness – Taking Time for Yourself”

  1. Claudia

    Hi Lisa**

    Thanks for sharing that video..beautiful!**
    I just recently moved to Nashville and am so excited about the fall season.
    It has been 14 years since I last spent a ‘real’ fall; with the changing colors, the crispy air, and that distinctive smell of fall. (I’ve been in the south of Spain where there was a great climate, but no changing seasons!)
    I’ve been taking photos, long walks in the park and feeling fully in awe of the beauty of nature these past couple of weeks…it is, as you said- “touching to the soul”


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