I’ve been outside a lot lately, sometimes trying to get ahead of the weeds, which are enthusiastic about spring, and sometimes taking the kids to the park. Both can be as enjoyable as I let them be — like most other things, they can be fun and satisfying as long as I’m not wanting to be somewhere else.
I mention that because I’ve noticed lately that, as outside time has become more plentiful, I’ve started to take it for granted. There’s probably some value in simply being outside, but there’s a great deal more in actively enjoying it. So today my goal is to go outside and really savor the experience, regardless of what I’m doing.