Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
-Hans Christian Andersen

In this fast-paced world of technology, messaging apps, rush hour and happy hour, it’s ever so easy to forget that one thing that binds us all on this Earth – Mother Nature. We are all guity of this, for sure. When was the last time you took notice of the beauty of the landscaped park you always pass by on your way to your office? Or the tree-lined roads that keep you from squinting through the sun glare when you drive to your lunch meeting? The gentle pitter-patter of the rain just outside your bedroom window when it’s downcast and gray?

Nature surrounds us. It’s the air we breathe, the sun that lights up our day, the moon that keeps the glow at night. It’s in the bees and the flowers, the raindrops and the puddle, the wind and the trees. Nature feeds our eyes, our ears, all our senses. Learn to notice it, love it and be thankful for it, and you are on your way to a life of overflowing abundance.

Here are some tips on how you can turn from a nature-who? to a nature-whoa in no time:

See everything through the eyes of Mother Nature
Next time you pass by a flower garden, try to notice if there are any bees around. If there are, see how much time the bee flies from flower to flower in search of delicate nectar and pollen. Take time to see how a flower gives it willingly, with utmost nurture, and how the bee in turn returns the favor by spreading the flower’s pollen in a reproduction process called “pollination”. Without this, plants cannot create seeds and therefore we will be without our plants and flowers. Nature binds us all.

Respect the trees
It’s been found that trees can communicate with one another through the fungus attached to their roots. Certain “mother” trees send signals to neighboring trees if another tree needs extra nutrients. They send distress signals about drought insect attacks, and other trees alter their behavior when they receive these messages. It’s amazing science!

Watch the clouds
Go back to being a child and watch the clouds pass you by. Take in every shape and formation and realize that the sky is never the same again as in was in that particular moment, which adds to its beauty.