“The more I wonder…the more I love.” – Alice Walker
“Intelligence is not so much the capacity to learn as the capacity to wonder.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
“The world is full of magic things waiting patiently for our senses to grow sharper.” -John Keats
Too often when I am outside I am unaware, unappreciative of my surroundings.When children are around, I am ‘quick to slow down’. I take the time with them to notice and appreciate the detail surrounding us.
It’s not that I don’t wonder ‘why this/why that’. It’s just that I am more motivated to allow myself the time to pursue the answers when I am helping a child learn and grow in wonder. I am thankful for how God uses children to keep me ‘childlike’.
Make time to enjoy God’s creation with the children in your life; recapture the wonder/amazement factor that comes when we “are still” and look with fresh eyes at what surrounds us daily.