If I had the influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.
These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs.
Daily Ray of Hope
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.John Ruskin
We are all students in nature’s infinite classroom.
All the birds and creatures of the world are unutterably themselves. Everything is waiting for you.
What would the world be, once bereft / Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left, / O let them be left, wildness and wet; / Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.
Say a prayer for the Wind, and the Water, and the Wood, and those that live there too.
Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.
I hear you call, pine tree, I hear you upon the hill, by the silent pond / where the lotus flowers bloom, I hear you call, pine tree.
Some old-fashoined things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.
When laughing children chase fireflies, they are not pursuing beetles but catching wonder. When wonder matures, it peels back experience to seek deeper layers of marvel below.