“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in." - Rachel Carson

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tree Hugger

My daughter literally is a tree hugger, and I couldn't be prouder. She's recently taken a liking to the willow tree near our driveway- swinging from it's branches, sometimes using our mini-trampoline as a springboard onto the branch for her acrobatics. A couple of weeks ago, she randomly decided to show this tree her appreciation by making a sign all by herself that says, "I LOVE YOU TREE" and taping it to it's trunk. It reminded me of one of my favorite childhood books, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. My heart just about broke from the cuteness of it all. Yes, it's true, this level of innocence and love abounds here these days. I know it may not always be this way, but right now I just love that our kids have the capacity and desire to do these simple, beautiful acts of kindness on their own, whether it be giving me yet another bouquet of weeds and flowers, drawing us a love note at school, or making a card for a tree.

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