October 23rd, 2012
People who spend time outside...
...are happier people.
It's not just because they're getting more exercise, either. It's also because being outside gives us a wider sense of belonging. To experience the diversity of life in nature makes us consider our role in the interconnectedness of things.
October 25th is Take Me Outside Day. What a great gift to offer each other, and the youth in our communities! Take them outside. After all, they will soon be the ones sitting inside making decisions about the stewardship of our world. How will they do that if they haven't learned to treasure it?
Parents whose kids spend more time outside seem to be happier people too...but I suspect that's for different reasons.