Usually blog posts come to me pretty easily but as I sat down to write this one, my mind filled with all I have to do and think about and resolve. When this happens, I scroll through the pictures on my phone for inspiration.
And sitting right there was this sunset.
While it is pretty, the real lesson comes in the story behind it. Last week, I was in the kitchen while the girls played outside in our unseasonably warm weather. Katherine came running in screaming, “The sunset, the sunset!!” She insisted I get my camera and come out at once. As I paused to photograph the sun that looked more like it belonged at the beach than in our suburb, I was able to take a deep breath. I took a deep breath and realized that these are the things that five year olds take the time to notice.
If I had come upon this sunset during this super busy week, would I have stopped to appreciate it? Probably not. I write this as a reminder to have the eye of a five year old. At least every so often…