Rachel Carson once said, “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.”
Today’s society is so keen on “doing” things that it doesn’t allow us time to enjoy the splendor and wonder that is right in front of our eyes. We’re all guilty of rushing through life trying to meet deadlines and get things done. But the one thing that we can never purchase back for our children is Time.
Some of my best memories involve the time that my father and I spent in the garden removing bugs from the plants, even turning over the soil and adding manure was an adventure because he took the time to tell me stories and explain how plants grew to give us food. It wasn’t a lecture, there wasn’t a test, it was a simple conversation between people who love one another.
It doesn’t take much time to create a memory that will last a lifetime. What ways do you share your children’s sense of wonder in the world today?