I am once again participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge for the month of March. This is the fourth year I have joined the community of writers over at Two Writing Teachers in taking up this challenge of writing for 31 consecutive days. I know it will be hard work but the growth will be immeasurable. Follow along!
At the Intersection of National Wildlife Week and Mr. Rogers
As I was planning my post for today I opened my writing file and saw two ideas jumping out at me: the celebration of National Wildlife Week, and a quote I captured from MrRogersQuotes on Twitter: “It seems to me that some of us value information over wonder, and noise over silence. And I feel that we need a lot more wonder and a lot more silence in our lives.”
As I considered which of those two topics to write about I started to realize that the two ideas intersect each other.
When I take the time to truly tune into the natural world, I begin to slow down and wonder. I think and question. I reflect and ponder. Stepping out into nature helps me to value wonder over information. Walking out into the natural world I need to stop and be silent so I can appreciate all that is around me. Slowing down and noticing I become silent within and can better think about my problems with a clearer head.
So today, as we begin the celebration of National Wildlife Week, I urge you to get out and wonder. Slow down and be silent. Take a walk and see what unfolds with no agenda but to enjoy and appreciate. And if you do, I can almost guarantee you will come away with a slice or two.
Here is a link to a National Wildlife Federation, the sponsor of the week long celebration. Click on the Educational Resources tab and you will uncover a treasure trove of resources waiting for you!
Also consider following MisterRogersQuotes on Twitter, found at: @MisterRogersSay. Here you’ll be treated to a daily dose of encouraging words!