Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Nature Walk (SOL16 #29)

This morning i went over to my sister in law's house to watch my niece. Her mom had some running around to do and since I am on spring break I was the perfect babysitter. When I arrived, her favorite TV show was just starting. It's been a long time since I watched children's television shows, and I must say that I'm quite okay with that. The screechy, perky voices were a little much for me. As soon as the show ended I suggested that we go outside and enjoy the nice weather. 

I knew her mom wasn't going to be much longer so I suggested we walk around the yard and look at all changes that spring brought to the space. We walked slowly and looked at every plant. She noticed little things like the first shoots coming out of the ground, and a purple flower that was growing in the grass. She even plucked that one small purple flower out of the grass and handed it to me. 

As I recalled our small moment this morning I just think about how her amazement in these small things was so refreshing. I've been walking around in my yard plenty while cleaning up after the winter. I see all the work that needs to be done. Leah doesn't. Leah sees the beauty in everything. Our silly little nature walk really made me remember to be present and appreciate the small things. 


  1. Thanks for the reminder to take time. It is so easy for me to get too busy for those small things, but they are what rejuvenate me. And sharing with a child like you did makes it even better.

  2. Little fingers holding tiny flowers are one of the most precious things to behold.