Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Stop, Look, Listen

This has been the warmest winter (so far) I can ever remember here in Oklahoma.  We're not known for being a super cold state, but the brutal skin-penetrating wind and periodic ice storms usually make the winter months pretty miserable.  Today it was near 70 degrees with no wind! People stop and take notice when there is no wind here.  After I went to the gym this morning, Lucas and I decided we had to play outside for awhile.  Who could resist playing outside in such great weather?

One of the things I like to do with my little boy is play "Stop, Look & Listen."  It's very easy.  Just like the name suggests, I will call out "Stop!" which means freeze.  Then I say "Look!  Listen!" and we start to name things we can see or hear.  Today we played several times and we heard birds chirping, geese squawking, & grass crunching under our feet.  We saw the bright sun, the blue sky, "naked trees" and wispy clouds.  Such a simple thing to do, but sometimes very profound.  How often we need to stop, look and listen and just be in the moment.
Look! We examined many rocks today.
Listen! We heard several different bird calls.  Sounded like Spring.
So grateful for a warm first day of February!


Rachel said...

what a simply wonderful game to play!

Ashley said...

He looks just like Mike. He's so precious. I've been thinking of you and praying for you. Your blog helps remind me I'm not alone in this process and I appreciate the positive things you are doing. There still isn't a day that goes by that my grief doesn't hurt to my soul. But, we must go on.

Maria Rose said...

C would love that game.

Tanda said...

Oh, little Lucas! I love what you told me today about his shoes. I love that our kids are getting to grow up together! Love you.