But, here's the thing, those trees and plants are still alive. There's still this energy that flows from the ground to the plant to the air and back again. Only now, it takes looking at it differently to appreciate it. Does that resonate with you, the idea that sometimes you have to come at the stage of life you're in (or your child's stage) at a different angle in order to appreciate it and see the beauty?
This is not one of those posts where I believe you have to love life and love your child's hardest days and golly gee, aren't we lucky and #blessed?! Instead, I'm suggesting that when I've taken a moment (or let the idea work on me all day) to see the energy in where I am in my life's journey, I see value in the moment or experience.
Yes, it can feel super hard to transition from one stage of pregnancy or stage of development to the next. But for most, even in our hardest days and toughest moments, the energy of the experience brings value. I didn't say it brings joy or happiness, but instead I'm focusing on the value of the moment. It has worth and importance, and we can either use it or let it fall to the side.
Being outside and letting it be what it is, nothing more nothing less, helps me in my journey. I may want the forest canopy to be lush and full, but it's not the stage of nature right now. Instead, look at what is visible with the absence of foliage. Look at the world as it is, instead of what you're missing or wanting. There's value to it, and next time you're outside, notice where you are in your life's journey.