Take a walk in the quiet woods. Feel the silence of your surroundings and the cool air on your skin. Examine the icy puddles near the side of the needle covered path. Hear it crack beneath your feet.
Admire the beech leaves, clinging to their trees. Illuminating by the soft winter light.
Find a hidden path and follow it to a frozen lake.
Find some fallen sticks and play. Watch thin ice along the shore break beneath their weight.
Cracking, smacking, creating star patterns on the ice near the shore.
become entranced by baby pine trees and rush to find another path. Stopping to pick up the best pinecones, acorns and leaves that the woods offer.
Pause joyfully to look around. Find a tree covered in lichen. Touch the rough edges and feel their soft underside.
Pause for a moment to enjoy the bubbles you find in the bag you packed. Watch them rise in the filtered light. Glimmering among the pines.
Enjoy the feeling of being small. Watch the pines as they rise forever into the brilliant blue sky.
And once your fingers and toes are frozen, walk back out of the quiet woods. Energized, rejuvinated, and excited by your morning spent among the pines.