If any of you out there are inspired to start your own blog after having seen mine, my advice to you is don't do it! Keep on living your normal life! Why you ask? Well, when you become a blogger, or at least a dedicated one like me, who only posts original material, suddenly everything in life can be sorted into two piles: 1.) good material for the blog and 2.) I don't think I'll share that with the world. Gone are the good old days of just looking at things for what they are! Alack, alas. Now please don't think I'm complaining, I'm loving every minute of this opportunity to connect with all the amazing people out there in the big, wide, world. Just keep in mind, going global has its price!
That being said, Fridays are very busy around here, and I'm in need of a quick something to post.Yesterday as I was outside watering my container garden my 5 1/2 year old son was returning from a trip to deposit plastic bottles in the nearby recycling cage. As he came up the stairs, suddenly I heard his sweet little voice say very enthusiastically, "Mommy, look what I found!" I'm quite sure my first reaction was a smile together that proud feeling you get when your children repeat back to you things you've taught them.But my second and immediate reaction was, great, thanks for giving me some material for the blog tomorrow!
What did he find that was so interesting? Some baby grapes in the process of maturing on the vine!
It gives me a great feeling of satisfaction to see that my son is starting to share my love for all the wonders of nature. What can I learn from this? When we take time to talk to our children, to share with them our joys as well as sorrows it in turn helps them develop into communicative individuals. When we take the time to teach them about everything we see around us, it helps them to become appreciative and conscientious. Isn't that what you would wish for your own sweet souls? So start talking.
Have a great weekend and a peaceful Shabbat.