Natural

Definitions: (1) living in accordance with what is found or expected <in nature>; (2) real; not artificial; (3) possessing higher or innate qualities or ability <natural talent>; (4) an inherent sense of right and wrong <natural rights>; (5) marked by easy simplicity; at ease; free from affectation <a natural smile>>; (6) what a thing is <quiddity>

Synonyms: ingenuous, intrinsic, normal, original, spontaneous, true

Quotes:
• Nature reaches out to us with welcoming arms, and bids us enjoy her beauty. — Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) Lebanese American artist & poet
• I reckon there’s as much human nature in some folks as there is in others, if not more. — Edward Noyes Westcott (1846-1998) American banker & writer
• The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature, and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. — Anne Frank (1929-1945) The Diary of Anne Frank {1947}

Inspiration: There is a cultural phenomenon in Scandinavia known as friluftsliv (pronounced free-loofts-liv). The expression literally translates as ‘open-air living.’ The term describes the value of spending time in remote natural locations for spiritual and physical well-being.

Observation: I’ve noticed people expect others to possess the natural talents they themselves possess. If it is easy for them, it should be easy for others also. It is surprising, and sometimes frustrating, when they realize others do not have the same normal abilities they possess so easily. It is even more astonishing if they do not even want them. Recognize and be thankful for your inherent gifts, but have compassion for others who do not have the qualities you take for granted. They have other natural qualities you find hard to embody.