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Connecting With Nature

Healing Power and Beauty of Nature!

Mrs Diane Mary Markey
9 min readApr 2, 2022


Inspirational Quote and Image from:

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. John Lubbock

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. John Burroughs

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle

Wherever you happen to live on this one-of-a-kind ‘Blue Planet’. Allow yourself a moment. A moment to fill your heart and soul with the Healing, Marvel and Beauty of Nature.

Wherever you live, be it in a sprawling, desert — windblown and vast. OR A coastline blown by salty breezes on endless seas with distant horizons. OR Rural regions with crops that support people unknown to you. OR In a hustling/bustling city where public parks provide refuge from the hustle and bustle.

Allow yourself a moment, if you will, to look around. God’s beauty is on display! All you need to do is Pause while and seek it out. Wherever you are on this Small Blue Dot there is truly something to wonder at.

Something just around the corner to stand in ‘awe’ at its mere presence… Even on a crowded city street, a solitary tree, perhaps. Stand silently in its presence. Breathe deeply in its true essence. Look intensely at its bark, and feel the texture of a unique leaf.

Image of Trees on a busy city street, photo taken by Tim Gouw from:

Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. Robindranath Tagare

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. Alice Walker

What is this solitary tree speaking of? The universe unfolds before your eyes, if only you will spend time for it to speak. The texture of the leaf is like nothing else on this Blue Planet.

Perhaps nowhere else in the entire universe??? Can you grasp the enormity of this simple leaf…



Mrs Diane Mary Markey

Published inspirational books on my love for God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. The articles on Medium also are Christian stories. Retired Counselor.