I left the earbuds at home today...
No personal growth books, no music...
I decided to be present on this nature walk.
I heard the rhythm of my footsteps
I heard the harmony of many birds
I thought about how lucky I am.
I heard squirrels crunching through the leaves.
I heard water hurrying over the rocks.
I thought about how hard life can be.
I heard the far-off call of church bells.
I heard a lawnmower humming in the distance.
I thought about my friends, my family, my fur kids, and the love that I receive from those 3 sources.
In the end, as I walked up my driveway - heading back inside - I realized that there most certainly was music and personal growth on that walk in nature.