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A Slice of Life Post: Walking in Nature



Hello everyone. I hope all is well with you. I’m back today with another Slice of Life Post. I had an awesome weekend and I’m in a very positive frame of mind. I thought of something to make my last WIP stronger and I also worked out a plot issue with my current WIP. That’s always a good feeling, isn’t it?

The weather was fantastic this weekend and hubby is working hard on our basement. It’s shaping up very nicely and we’re getting excited about the prospect of having a place to go during the hot weather. There’s definitely a temperature change when we go downstairs!

I went for a walk on Saturday and Sunday. Nothing clears the mind like walking in nature. I solve plot issues that way and release tension. In fact, studies show walking in nature is a great way to deal with depression



Photo credit: Ed Suominen via VisualHunt / CC BY-NC

As I strolled down the road, enjoying the sun on my back a fawn stood to the side watching me. He must’ve seen me before I spotted him. He was calm as I approached, he wasn’t scared at all. In fact, he didn’t bound away until I was about five feet away. I reached out my hand to see if he’d come closer, but he didn’t. That’s the closest I’ve been to a fawn out in the wild.


Photo credit: BellaLea1 via Visual Hunt / CC BY-ND

 I’ve heard this is a sign from a loved one that has passed. Whenever something like this happens, I want to believe it’s a message from my dad. I miss him a great deal, and it gives me comfort when I have a moment like this.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if it were true? I love the idea that there are relatives on the other side, watching out for me.

How about you? Do you have any moments you’d like to share? Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you.

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I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

16 thoughts on “A Slice of Life Post: Walking in Nature

  1. After my wife sole her parents’ house she found a penny heads up. Convinced it was a sign from her dad that she did the right thing. So many things like this happen that I find it hard to believe that they are not signs from those who are watching over us.

  2. Love your post. I think that remembering loved ones is a sign in itself. A song, a scent, a view…when the memories come, our loved ones are with us once more, if only for a little while.

  3. Signs don’t necessarily show when you are looking for them, but they appear when you least expect them. I’d like to believe that the ones who have left are watching over us.

  4. The morning my brother passed away last year, a humming bird swooped in our gazebo and hover for a few seconds, then left. Before he passed, we watched a mother hummingbird in her nest for over a month. It was a wonderful sign. Cheers, Lisa!

  5. Lisa, here are the photos that I asked you to share. They may not be yours but they convey your message beautifully. I am sitting in my garden now thinking of my mother who loved when we ate outside in the quiet surroundings.

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