Want To Feel Better? Go Outside.
Report From An Opinionated Gardener – October 24
When I was in Wisconsin recently, visiting my mother, she told me about a time when she wasn’t feeling well. One of my brothers said, “Just go outside, Mom.” Great advice. She went outdoors and walked herself, in a wheelchair, up and down the driveway and she did indeed feel better.
I was thinking about this today when it was cloudy and cool outside…very autumnal weather. The clouds told me to stay indoors, but my husband, bless him, said, “Come out!” I put on a jacket and went outside.
We walked down to the lake and sat looking at the geese land on the water. I took a bucket of Milorganite and spread it around the Rhododendrons for a deer deterrent. I played with the dog and pulled a few weeds and yes, I felt better.
In these times when work, the internet and the season calls us indoors, we are well served to remember that going outside can always improve our outlook.