Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Moments of Wonder

"A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood."

I find this quote rather powerful! Everything for Little Chick is a wonder and exciting! Her eyes open wide and her smile is so genuine when she wakes up and sets out for the day. Every morning when we open the front door she bursts out and talks to the birds, then starts running a bit and playing with sticks and flowers. She doesn't care if the grass is wet and her shoes get soaked from the early morning dew. She just wants to enjoy what she is surrounded with and "seize the moment".
I often find myself telling her that we need to get in the car or it is time to go. This quote really makes me realize that although there are schedules to keep and be on time for, if I truly reevaluate what is important, I would have to say being late a couple of minutes so Little Chick can have her moments of wonder.
Having read this quote, I will try to make it a point to leave the house a couple of minutes earlier so Little Chick can bask and romp in nature's gifts. I will also try to renew my sense of looking at the world as "fresh and new and beautiful". We all know it, but do we really take the time to have a "clear-eyed vision" of how amazing it really is?

16 comments:

  1. I love your pictures and the way you look at life! You put so much in perspective!

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  2. Aaw, that's sweet, and very true. We all do need to stop and smell the roses more often.

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  3. Hey love that last foto. Is that sumwhere close to ur home?? Its beautiful. I love the way u explain things. ur good!
    Btw, I too have these bulky albums from birth to date of both my kids. Love doing it!

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  4. Im really enjoying your blog. I have the priviledge of babysitting my 8month old grand daughter and she loves being outside, this blog made me think a little...no ALOT! thanks again!

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  5. That last picture really makes me smile. It makes you wonder though when exactly you lose that something as a child that makes the world look magical and amazing. I still try to look at everything around me like I did when I was little but I just can't..Only with a childs eyes I guess.

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  6. It continually amazes me how much joy the dude derives from the simplest things...like bubbles for instance. Us adults can definitely learn how to stop and smell the roses from our kiddos!

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  7. Wow! That quote is amazing. Love this post.

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  8. That's so sweet. Gosh, she's just a doll, such a beautiful little girl. I love the quotes you use, they're all so powerful!

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  9. I love the quote! I love the quotes everyday and the inspiration you bring into my life. Your daughter is a wonder in itself, enjoy every moment.

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  10. What a wonderful post - and great pictures. I love that last picture - walking to the beach, everything (in life) in front of her.

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  11. What a poignant post! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog earlier to leave such a gracious comment.

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  12. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I'm glad you found me too, and equally glad to have checked out your blog! I love this post and can so relate. I think about this often actually. I think we as moms need to be intentional about letting kids be kids, about letting ourselves rediscover all of God's creation through their eyes. I know I have learned to cherish so much more in life since having kids and rediscovering the wonder I once had as a child through their eyes. It has made me a much better, more thoughtful person. Thanks for this post. Very eloquently said! Looking forward to getting to know you better! Blessings, Angie :)

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  13. That quote is so true and such a good reminder to slow down and enjoy everything about life. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Thanks Mama Hen for always posting such beautiful and life-learning posts. Thank you Little Chick for always being so darn adorable!

    Makes me want to "stop and smell the roses" more often. :-D

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  15. So sweet, and always so tough to squeeze in eonugh time for the little ones to explore.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    EMily @ http://456eleven.com

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