Location: Interstate State Park, MN
This past weekend Minneapolis was blessed with unseasonably warm weather, which to us Minnesotans means temperatures above freezing. I am a person who loves being outside and after feeling very cooped up for weeks, I jumped at the chance to spend time in the outdoors.
Minnesota is full of beautiful state parks and I have loved exploring them during my time in Minneapolis. Each park is so different from the next and I love being out of the city and immersed in the pine trees. I headed north to Interstate State Park, which is only an hour outside of Minneapolis, and spent the afternoon hiking and taking in the sandstone bluffs on the St. Croix River. It was so nice to be outside and to be able to comfortably enjoy it!
Being in nature brings me such a sense of peace and allows me to reconnect with my mind, body, and soul. One thing that I love to do to feel not only connected with myself but with others is to write. Lately I’ve been in the habit of sending handwritten card to friends and family for no reason other than to let them know that I am thinking of them. I love getting mail that I’m not expecting and as I’ve gotten older I’ve tried to make that feeling a priority for others. I’m a sucker for an adorable card and I often purchase ones to use at later dates. One website that I’ve been drooling over lately is Paperless Post. This company is interesting because not only do they let you send both e-cards and physical cards, but they let you customize your cards as well. Seriously guys, they have some of the cutest cards I’ve seen lately! I’ve included a few at the bottom of this post to give you an idea of their products. I have a few in mind already that will be perfect for different friends of mine.
I believe the best thing that we can do in life is to share the happiness inside our souls with others. I hope to show my feelings for loved ones through simple gestures, just because I care. Reconnecting with yourself and others is so important. It keeps one balanced, happy, healthy, and whole. With regards to my own happiness, even in the depths of winter, I still make sure to grab my North Face Parka and hit the trails, just because it puts a smile on my face.
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