Monday, October 24, 2011

Maple Leaf Joy

[image from google]


It is humbling, and a wonderful, heartwarming reminder, to be walking along pushing a one year old and a two year old in the stroller, showing them the colored leaves, and then watching the absolute joy on their faces when I handed each one a gigantic fallen maple leaf.

How is it that we sometimes lose that simple joy in all that is so accessible and readily available?

Pick up a fall leaf, kids. Inspect its veins, its shape, its color, its place in the grand cycle of the seasons.

Is it not a freaking miracle?

7 comments:

  1. Right on - little ones and their joy of life...so good!

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  2. Sherry, you have captured the essence of all the joys of my life: Children, autumn, nature, and wonder. Beautiful post, sorry I've been absent, still catching up on comments but had to click you at ABC... Love, Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/not-me-never-again-abc-weds/

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  3. They abound, miracles... if only we are aware.

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  4. It truly is a miracle. And who better than those little miracles - children - to lead us back to joy?

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  5. My young brother's children are 10 and 8 this fall, practically all grown up, but my niece has a 4-year-old, to Auntie Kay's great delight. Watching them learn something new every hour, maybe even every five minutes!

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  6. Sherry, being around children of that age and seeing life through their eyes gives the freshness of the view to YOU too. Wonderful message.

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  7. There is so much natural beauty in the world around us. Being able to see it through the eyes of a child is a gift.

    Elizabeth

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