Archive for January 3rd, 2017

Happiness is Spending Time in Nature

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
Kids getting happy learning about nature.

Kids getting happy learning about nature.

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We hope 2017 will be the happiest year yet. Nancy Herron, Outreach & Education Director at Parks and Wildlife says resolving to be happier is as easy as spending more time outdoors.

Allowing yourself a little playtime outside does so many great things for you. If you put it on your calendar that once a week I’m going to do something fun for myself and it might be laying out in the grass and looking up and listening to birds, or maybe it’s riding a bike again, or trying another kind of fishing or something like that. You just feel better about yourself; you actually do feel more confident when you’ve been able to be out.

Nancy is outdoors regularly as you might imagine; she told me about coming across a sprawling live oak tree while on a walk in the woods with her granddaughter.

It was the best climbing tree ever. And my little monkey granddaughter just ran right up…and yes…I couldn’t resist, and I climbed up, too. It was so much fun. I felt pretty good about myself – I could actually do it at my age.

How spending time outdoors can make us healthier …that’s tomorrow.

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.