Outside jobs have some wonderful mental health benefits. While I do spend about half my time in my office, the hours spent in the great outdoors are my favorite, and I go to water every opportunity I get. There’s a pond behind the store that is one of my favorite views and daily destinations. The pond is man-made, and serves as a water source for the plants on site, but it also provides a home for a wide variety of birds. I have spotted great blue herons, Canada geese, cormorants and several varieties of ducks. Mr. Feathers takes daily strolls along the edge of the pond.
On beautiful days like today, 60 degrees in January, we throw open the barn door and everyone who enters the store gets a water view. Fresh air and sunshine for all!
I’ve always been drawn to water, sometimes urgently. When I feel the need to escape, I head to the beach. I know I’m not unique in this. Having a body of water at work is such a luxury!
We need to reconnect to the four basic elements – earth, air, fire and water – as often as possible. So go take a walk! It’s a beautiful day.