Day 129: Nature

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.”
– Anne Frank

The weather has been surprisingly warm for this time of year. I’ve been feeling a bit down lately but the above average temperatures are doing wonders for my mood.

I hate the cold and I am dreading the winter which is fast approaching. I am, however, grateful that October has been so beautiful. It’s allowed me to spend more time outdoors, going on walks and being alone with my thoughts.

Nature is always changing and, whether we like it or not, we have to adapt to whatever it throws at us. Whether we want it to or not, it continues to live, breathe and grow all around us. Sometimes the changes are gradual and take years for us to notice and sometimes, the changes happen so quickly.

I guess, like nature, people are always changing and sometimes, it takes years to see them for who they really are. Lately, I’ve been thinking about how someone I respected and trusted for a good decade of my life could treat me so badly. Even if an acquaintance wronged me in some way, I would never treat them the way he treated me (and I’m someone who was there for him every single day for 10 years of his life).

Anyway, I guess the lesson I’ve learned is that it’s best to take things in stride and keep moving forward. Just like I can’t control the changes in nature, I can’t control people and their actions. People are always evolving and I just have to adapt and respond in a way that’s best for me.

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