Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pondering the Moon.

You know what's great about having kids? They don't miss the cool stuff. Adults are so busy and moving so fast that we forget about the cool stuff. My kids were walking out to the car tonight with me and my wife, and I was trying to hurry, even though I wasn't really in any particular hurry. I noticed that the sun was setting in the sky, but I barely took notice of it.

This is where the coolness of kids comes in. My son not only noticed the beautiful sunset (which he mistakenly called a rainbow, but I'll cut him some slack since he's 2) he also noticed that a little sliver of the moon was already up in the sky.

Yup. I'm in a hurry, but the kid notices the glory of the world, plus the beauty in something as simple as the moon. I wish I could get excited about anything as much as my son gets excited about the moon. Kids are great. I must have stopped and looked at the moon for five minutes with him tonight. It really was a thing of beauty, and I'm missing it because I'm not bothering to look.

A wise man named Ferris Bueller once said, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." And he's right, so do something intentionally slow today just to look around and actually see what you'd otherwise be missing. It's worth it. It's profound wisdom so simple my 2 year old gets it, yet I far too often forget.

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