Just yesterday, I was sitting on my steps, reading a book when a sun shower came through; everything glowed. I stopped everything I was doing and just sat there, taking it all in (and I am so glad I did). With the days getting cooler fall setting in, now is the perfect time to make the most of our “outside time, and what better way to enjoy the outdoors than to follow in the (bare) footsteps of our younger selves. This week, I want to dare each and every one of you to take a few minutes out of your adult lives and enjoy the last days of summer tapping into the curiosity and wonder we experienced in childhood. You remember, don’t you? It was a time when being active was playful and less about burning calories and placing pressure on ourselves, a time when a lightning bug was proof there was a universal magic.
This week, I encourage you all to eat your dinner on the steps in the backyard, take a walk down a new path while paying close attention to the tall trees and colours that surround you. Daydream with great abandon, eat an apple on a swing, or simply grab a diary, put down a blanket on soft grass and write out the life you want to live when you grow up.
There’s a real wisdom in a childlike approach. I’d love to hear what your younger self teaches you.