Appreciating Nature

It has been a busy month for me so far. I do enjoy my work and it is such a rewarding experience to learn how to juggle different things at the same time. However, exercise was put on the back seat this time (oh! how I miss swimming!).

Normally, I travel an average of 3-4 hours a day during weekdays. That gives me time to relax, think, reflect and sometimes, sleep (Zzzzzzz…). There are times when I need to go on the road for long distance trips just like last Sunday when I traveled almost ten hours in one day! Rising up at dawn to travel to Quezon for a board meeting then traveling back to Manila late in the afternoon. I remember being so tired that when we passed by a restaurant for supper, I just swallowed my food (without minding the taste) for the sake of eating. My entire body was shouting “sleeeeeeep” that time knowing that I needed  to wake up at 4:00 in the morning the following day.

Amidst the travel period, it was during these moments when I pause for a while and look outside the vehicle to appreciate the beauty of nature.

Here are some of the pictures that from my instagram:

The beautiful early morning view as we travel towards Quezon.

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This site is truly lovely!

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I also tried the local snacks called “Pilipit” which is made of flour, squash, and brown sugar.

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The floating nipa hut where you could leisurely enjoy your lunch.

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…and the sunset along Manila Bay leaves you baffled at the beauty of nature!

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In our fast-paced world, we need to stop for a while and look at our surroundings – life is beautiful to those who know how to appreciate it!

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