Updated: Sep 25
I just came by to say hi. It’s been a while. I’m finally getting back into the swing of things, so instead of hiding behind excuses now, I’m going to just start this post.
So, where do I begin? I decided to finally go and visit the lakes that are close to where I live. If you’re ever in the Heathrow area, why don’t you stop by the Bedfont Lakes. It’s very beautiful, especially, if you’re going on a sunny day. That’s what I did.
Why did I go? I visited the lakes because lately, I’ve been so caught up in the polluted air of the city, I needed to go and enjoy nature for a while. It would have been better if I lived near a mountain, or at least a few hills, but I had to content myself with the flat lands, or mostly flat lands, of Bedfont Lakes.
Now, I may not be an advocate of environment conservation, or as fanatic as some people are, but I really do want to help do my part to save the world we live in. After all, we’ve only got the one and we all have a duty to take care of it. That’s why I went to the lakes, I wanted to get back in touch with nature, and even if it’s in the middle of a city, it’s still a green space, where the local fauna can survive and thrive.
The thing with getting in touch with nature is that you have to be respectful of it. That means, if you have a food on you, like a water bottle, or a candy bar, don’t just dump them in the park, there are bins everywhere, so you can throw those wrappers in them.
You see, just before I took one of the pictures you see here, I found an empty water bottle, lying in the middle of the space. Now I was tempted to just leave it there, because it really wasn’t my responsibility, and it wasn’t my fault, but what kind of attitude is that, from someone who is consciously aware that global warming is happening. So, I did what others would have said was unnecessary, I went up to it and threw it away.
I don’t know who had left it there, but I know that in the end, it is the choices we make that affect everything and everyone else. If I had left it there, it would probably take weeks before someone finally did take it away, or maybe one of the animals that inhabit the lakes would have tried to take a chunk out of it. Regardless, the cleaner the space was, the better it is for everyone around it, and the better aesthetics it’ll be for pictures.
So, what did I do today? I went to my local park and wandered about it, on a beautiful sunny day. I found a good little spot by a lake and read a book. I spent at least two hours there and I found it more calming and relaxing than a five-minute meditation session, complete with relaxing music and scents.
The truth is, we were all born in cities and hospitals, cut off from nature and its wonders, and it’s a sad thing. A lot of people will tell you to enjoy life and live it to the fullest. Well, here’s one way to enjoy it. Find your local park, and simply be there, you don’t have to do anything, all you have to do is be there, in the moment and soak in the beauty that surrounds you. It might not be pretty like some of the other parks, or bigger named parks, but it’s still beautiful, nonetheless, and remember, be respectful, because one day that beauty might just go away, because you neglected to take care of it.
Well, that’s me for today. I’ll see you guys next time!