Today, March 30, is National Take a Walk in the Park Day in the USA. I always love celebrating this holiday because not only do I have some great parks near me, it’s a great time for everyone to get out and enjoy nature.
If you’re a little hesitant, or feel like it’s not something you have time for, here are a couple of my favorite reasons for getting involved:
1-do it as a family: together you’ll enjoy the experience more. It will be a chance for you to be together and enjoy nature together. Even though we’re supposed to walk in the park, if you’re more excited about biking in the park or running through the park or playing frisbee in the park, go for it!
2-do it as a couple: it’s a great time to be quiet together or to reconnect and talk about everything that’s gone on since the last time you had uninterrupted time together. Seriously though, when was the last time you held hands and took a walk?
3-make it a game: if you’re really not interested in getting out in nature, make it a game with yourself or your family. You can see who sees the most squirrels or flowers, count how many cars drive by, or how many different birds you hear.
4-go at lunch time: if you’re really not excited about spending hours in the park, just spend your 30 minute lunch break there. Get outside however and whenever you can!
What fun stories do you have from your walks in the park?