hiking, playing limited sports, (but not shelling out a hundred bucks to play a round of golf) parks, sight-seeing, playing an instrument, be careful with malls, shopping, amusement parks, no movies, no TV, no theatrics, walking the dog, (if I had one now) riding my friends dirt bike, cooking veggie burgers by the lake, surfing the 'net, (careful with that one too) carpenter work, (used to be my trade, but now the few precious moments are fun and relaxing) teasing the neighbors little annoying dog that once sneaked up behind me and bit me in the leg!
calling the police on my neighbors when they get into their vehicles and drive drunk, when I hear screaming and cursing from my desk, I know it's one of them trying to figure out how to open their truck door! (I just wish the cops could actually catch them!)
A good start:
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.Philippians 4:8
being in nature is all that, and more. it helps us connect with God. i love to take photos, hike, be very quiet and listen for wildlife, and watch them. i cross country ski, sometimes at midnight under the stars, and enjoy a bonfire and hot chocolate after. here in northern michigan we like to have bonfires and conversation.