These eyes were looking at me when I got up this morning. For details go to Ain’t No Place To Put A Sticker and you can read the story. It changed the way I looked at things this morning.
As I have said in previous posts I watch one of my grand daughters. I am constantly reminded that I see the world through old eyes.
When we go outside and see nature all around, her way of looking at it is so different than mine. Not that what I see is bad, but what I see is not the same as hers.
We were on the porch and the birds were coming to the feeder. She is awed by them, how they eat, chase each other and come down on the porch to steal the cat food. Colors stand out to her, and then where they fly to when they leave.
The humming bird buzzes us and she is confused about it and asks if it is a bird, not a bee.
She is so taken by the flowers and the colors and sees flowers unnoticed by me. Grass is green. Roses are pink and white. Pretty clouds.
What do we see in a pot lid? Or a plant?
Sometimes I think when we get older we miss an awful lot of life. Things God made for our enjoyment and pleasure we over look. Our wonderment gets lost in our fears, worries, hustle and bustle of the world.
Today, sit back, look at things as your child, grand child, niece or nephew views them and take in more of what God has for us.
There is a saying that says “take time to smell the roses”. If you want to smell you need to take time to see them. Today, look with that child, see the world in a whole new light. You may just learn something!