THE SIM­PLE THINGS IN LIFE

It’s spring, the per­fect sea­son to get out­side with our kids!

Highfields' Own - - Opinion -

My daugh­ter, who turns four very soon, loves to go out­side and ex­plore.

She, like many chil­dren her age, is so cu­ri­ous and ob­ser­vant of the world.

I love fol­low­ing her around lis­ten­ing as she nar­rates what she sees when we are on ad­ven­tures.

“Bees, buzz...” she says, as she in­spects a bee on a flower. “You know they make honey, Mum? “Wow Mumma, look at this cool rock.” She is at the age where ev­ery day con­sists of con­stant ques­tions.

She is like a lit­tle sponge with a big thirst for knowl­edge.

She looks at every­thing so in­quis­i­tively, notic­ing all those finer de­tails that we as adults of­ten over­look. As adults do we ever stop to check out a ‘cool rock’?

We over­look them be­cause we are so ac­cus­tomed to every­thing in this world — few sim­ple and nat­u­ral things can make adults stop in their tracks, to mar­vel at sim­ple beauty.

I be­lieve when we join in and watch our chil­dren dis­cover things, we also get to re­dis­cover this world’s true joys. Since be­com­ing a mum, I find I have a strong de­sire to slow our lives down, pay at­ten­tion to the lit­tle things and fo­cus more on what is truly im­por­tant in life. I en­cour­age my fam­ily to make hap­pi­ness a pri­or­ity, be hon­est, be kind and re­ally soak up life — to live in the mo­ment and try to seize each day. These thoughts are in­spired by my full-of-life daugh­ter, who en­joys ev­ery sin­gle day and is al­ways so true to her­self. Happy fourth birth­day dar­ling Lulu.

BY BINDY SCOTT, MODERNWIFELIFE31 BLOG­GER

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