What keeps me grounded?
Taking the time to go outside for a walk in the woods and notice the simple things keeps me grounded. Whether it is something I see or feel, I take it in and take time to be aware of it.
Yesterday, I watched a maple leaf fall from a tree. I am not sure why it caught my attention, whether it was the colors (red/orange/yellow) or its journey. This leaf was rather large and I was able to watch it spin counterclockwise all the way to the ground and land stem first. It made a distinct sound when it landed.
At that moment, I felt this dance of nature was meant solely for me to notice.
Musing on this helped me see beauty and simplicity, a nice contrast to the chaos of our current world. This gave me a calming sense of peace and tranquility to carry through the rest of the day.