At the Intersection of National Wildlife Week and Mr. Rogers #SOL19 Day 12/31

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.

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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! 

 

4 Replies to “At the Intersection of National Wildlife Week and Mr. Rogers #SOL19 Day 12/31”

  1. Thank you, Christine, for the encouragement “to get out and wonder. Slow down and be silent.” Wise words.

  2. I went to Twitter to follow @MisterRogersSay. I love this, “get out and wonder. Slow down and be silent. Take a walk and see what unfolds with no agenda but to enjoy and appreciate.” I think we’d all be better off if we did more of this.

  3. I’ll follow Mr. Rogers quotes— love those. I also find myself turning off the radio and seeking silence–I’ll have to be more intentional about adding some wonder to the mix. Thanks!

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