By Mike Aux-Tinee…
Simple activities can bring about the most joy and happiness.
Hot chocolate: It’s cold out, the sky is overcast and the temps are blustery. It is the perfect time to find your favorite mug, put on some water to boil and mix up some hot chocolate.
I like to keep my hot chocolate pretty simple, just a hint of peppermint, a few marshmallows and hold the whipped cream.
Last visits to the park: Before the temperature hits the take my breath away mark, I like to spend the last moments of fall admiring mother nature working her magic. With fewer people around, I feel as if the park is all mine. I like to sit on a bench, close my eyes and listen to the wind blowing through the trees and rustling the leaves.
Baking: Chocolate chip, oatmeal and peanut butter cookies are some of my favorites. Plus, you need something to go along with your hot chocolate. What could be better than a warm from the oven cookie, or two.. or three? The house smells better, it is always warmer in the kitchen when you bake and you can share with your friends and family (or not)!
Taking the dog out for a walk:
Even man’s best friend needs to get out of the yard and stretch their legs. With colder weather quickly approaching, exercise for the both of you will be at a premium.
Take a nap: After a long day of drinking hot chocolate, taking a walk in the park, baking cookies and then once around the block so Fido can stretch his legs, I need to take a nap to recharge my batteries.
There are so many benefits to taking a nap, reduced stress, your body is able to ward off illness and you will be in a better mood.
Sounds like a very nice way to spend the afternoon. How do like to spend your fall afternoons? Please leave a comment and share with everyone else.