Surviving Covid 19: The Nature Photo Challenge
With so much closed and cancelled I am trying to remember that nature is always open. With so much fear and stress I am trying to remember that nature is grounding and often soothing. Walking or otherwise exercising outside is especially good for stress but noticing and admiring nature from a window is good too. I am grateful to live where it is safe for me to be outside and spacious enough that we can all be at least 6 feet away from each other as needed. I resolve to thrive and survive Covid 19 issues.
My Nature Photo Challenge is to post one photo a day. A vista, a cloud, a bird, a bug, anything that is Nature; perhaps grounding, perhaps reassuring, perhaps soothing, perhaps beautiful. My intention is to be more peaceful and to spread some peace around. Will you join me? Post your photos here or share this post on your page. Thanks.
100 days ago I began this photo challenge on my Facebook page. Nature heals. I hoped it would be one of those win-win activities: healing for me, and healing for others too. On my side of the challenge, the need to post a daily photo makes me really look at my surroundings. This helps me to be present with the nature around me on my daily walk, rather than stay in my head worrying about the newest crisis to our semi-isolating health-challenged household. I began the challenge around the time when Massachusetts issued a stay-at-home guideline. Because of the risks of infection before and after major surgery, my household had already been staying at home for 2 months. Do the math – that means approximately 160 days, more than 5 months of semi-isolation. It’s not fun, but my loved one (and I) have remained free of infection, and he is recovering well from surgery. With the peace offered by nature, I have stayed sane. With the ‘likes’ and nature photo posts from my friends, we have stayed connected. Life is good, albeit challenging.
Now I hope you will join me. Thrive and survive covid 19’s issues. Post your photos in the comment section below. Or copy me and start a Nature Photo Challenge on your social media page. Even if it seems that Covid 19 has left your community, we still have a lot of healing to do. The anger, sadness, isolation, and damaged relationships related to this pandemic need to be healed. Your heart may need to be healed. Mine does.