I took my two year old son for a walk around the block today. He stopped to look at every pebble on the road. Normally I would encourage him to keep moving, but today I let him take his time. His little practice of examining all of these little stones as if they were these great things really touched me. He would show me the ones he really liked.
How wonderful, to be in awe of a pebble.
We just went around the block, which isn't far, but it took nearly an hour. When we got home both of our pockets were stuffed with all of the interesting things he had accumulated on our trip.