With that aside, I just wanted to quickly talk about connecting with nature even during the ever-changing winter weather. For those of you who live in areas that do not get the season changes, then close your eyes! :)
For the rest of us, we may live an areas that go through those seasonal changes and cannot always get outside to get our dose of Mother Nature. Because I feel it is important to enjoy nature all the time, I have come up with some ways for you to enjoy those Earthly elements any time of year.
Water: enjoy a long bath, soak your feet in a water bath, think about that large class of cold water that you are drinking every morning, close your eyes during your morning/evening shower for a moment and pretend you are standing in a waterfall!
Fire: light a fire in your fireplace and spend time near it, light a candle, have a bonfire outside if you can, enjoy watching the flames as you cook on your gas stove!
Earth: keep plants in your home and tend to them, keep a pot of soil from outside in your garage or porch and get your hands in it!
Air: while you are walking to and from places take nice deep breaths, light incense in your home, take a 5 minute break during the day and just notice your breath, watch the breath come out as you do walk outside in cold weather - it's wonderful to see!
It does not take much to bring nature to yourself every day even in a blizzard! So please take a moment and enjoy nature every single day!