They really do, I saw them with my own eyes, and I have pictures to prove it. This Sunday has been nothing short of amazing. It started off with me craving a refresher from Starbucks, so we stopped by there and picked up some breakfast. I had originally wanted to just have a seat in the park and soak up some sun on the grass. Something light, chill and then head back home to continue ‘sunday-ing’. Instead, we actually wound up meeting up with my girlfriend’s friend, nearby at the park (South Mountain reservation located near Millburn, NJ) and we decided to go down the fairy trail.
We entered in through the parking lot and it was a bit full (it low key looked like there was a festival going on somewhere), but we were able to find a space pretty quickly. There are many trails and entrances to the park, so people were able to keep a safe distance (mostly everyone was wearing a mask and those who didn’t wear one, would carefully move away to practice social distancing). The mountain we were hiking on was pretty big, and steep.. As I mentioned I was NOT prepared for a full hiking experience, although I love to hike with my girlfriend! In this instance I had to just do what I had to do, because we were already in route, and it was what it was.
We wandered through trails, and it was just the most beautiful and tranquil experience. Perfect for a Sunday morning/afternoon, the weather was also pleasant, so I felt it would be great to share what I got to experience today, for all of the nature lovers out there. ..and the FAIRY HOUSES! (Pictures Below)
Normally, people will work on the little homes themselves, and will usually drop off the finished creation over in the woods within little nooks on the trail that are suitable for the houses. Some folks also use what is available in the woods (twigs, stones, etc.) to develop more of a natural looking habitat for the tinkerbells in the area. My girlfriend and her friend built one, they did a great job on it too. I wanted to help, but I couldn’t climb up that steep hill to build it girl… I would’ve slid down with the sneakers I wore, and that would’ve been tragic.
Any ways, I had a very relaxing day, a relaxing week off, and a beautiful weekend. I’m feeling balanced, and ready to head into the new week with massive amounts of determination and positive energy. I’m going to remind myself of all of the beautiful things that nature and stillness has taught me, during this moment I’ve had over the last week, *to recenter when needed. Clean slate and ready for the work week.
Sunday Reflection: I am grateful for a new day, a new opportunity to experience life… My good health, my parents, their good health (as well as my entire family). My partner, and her good health (as well as her family). I am thankful for the genuine connections I have with great friends, and the ability to still communicate with them during this nutty time in the world. I am so thankful for my job, and the ability to continue to work, and enjoy what I do (I am SO very grateful for that). All of the good things, all of the blessings, I am grateful for it ALL.
Next Week’s Goal: Operation Apartment Hunt
Cheers to a good week!
Love & Light*