Pocahontas once said that it’s important to, “run the hidden pine trails of the forest,” and “taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth.” As young kids we understood this to mean: appreciate nature. Pocahontas’s wisdom has stuck with us. Here are just some of the reasons why it’s great to go outside and enjoy nature:
1. In nature, animals can be the best of friends.
Like a little raccoon and a grumpy hummingbird.
2. In nature, trees = knowledgeable, wisdom-baring plants.
They can even be your grandmother.
3. In nature, leaves are magical things that come in all colors…
…not just green.
4. In nature, why bother with walking when you can roll down every open hill?
No shoes, no problem.
5. In nature, you can follow your heart wherever the wind blows.
(And it doesn’t hurt if it blows you to a hunky Brit.)
6. In nature, forests are just large playgrounds.
You can be a kid again!
7. In nature, you never know how many different animals you’ll see…
… and befriend. Hey, moose.
8. In nature, there’s always fresh food.
Good thing we love corn.
9. In nature, tree stumps can double as great disguises when needed.
Bad guys are sure to be stumped.
10. In nature, there’s no better place to workout than never-ending forests.
This lighting is much more flattering than its counterpart at the gym, right?
11. In nature, the larger-than-life surroundings really put life into perspective.
After all, we are all connected to each other in a circle, in a hoop that never ends.
How else has Pocahontas made you appreciate nature? Tell us in the comments!