June 21, 2013

A Single Moment

I shared this story on my personal Facebook page many years ago after a beautiful conversation with a child that reminded me to pay more attention to the world around me and I want to share it with you.


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June 2, 2010

Yesterday, one of the children from my preschool room approached me while we were outside -- the sun was shining, and it was a beautiful day.

"Isn't this amazing?" she said to me.

"Isn't what amazing?" I asked her, assuming she would tell me about an insect or something or other.

"This!" she said while lifting her arms and gazing up at the sky.

"Yes," I said to her, "the Earth is amazing!" and off she went to play.

It is strange how wonderfully simple a beautiful day in the Sun can be; how quickly we can forget how important a single moment shared between a child and the world around them can be; how we no longer see how amazing that single moment can be for ourselves as we grow to no longer see the world around us.


1 comment:

  1. It's very good to have little people around to remind us of what is really important / amazing!

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Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

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