I was reading another CFS blog and the woman was lamenting about having fun things to do when you can't do anything. I do this all the time myself but it got me wondering, "What have I been doing to entertain myself when I can't move?" Basically I sit outside and enjoy nature. I watch things I was too busy to notice when I was well, birds, bees, butterflies, stars, meteors, clouds. Since I didn't have to get up for work the next day I had the privilege of laying out on my deck late at night wrapped in a blanket to watch the Pleiades Meteor shower this year. It is an annual event which I have never spent a lot of time on. It is a bit slow by our Boston standards. I am so glad I spent several hours out there watching the meteors streak across the sky.
So here is the conundrum: we live on planet earth and we come from nature but most of us work in an office building, get around in cars and live in a house. Can you name the trees in your yard or on your block? Do you know the names of the birds that come around for a visit? Do you know what grasses grow in your lawn? Did you know that there are over 20,000 species of bees? Or that the Monarch butterfly migrate from Canada to Mexico and it takes 2-3 generations to complete?
So I have a challenge for you, learn about where you live. Learn the names of the things you share this little patch of earth with. What bugs are in the soil? What bushes are outside your window? What makes that weird sound at night? Why do the ants like coming inside your house?