“A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.” Alexander Smith
Maybe I grew up and didn’t question the little things around me, but I was impressed with the things I noticed when I got out my camera.
Southern people have a sense of humor, a grateful heart, and the need to be practical.
Here are a few things I loved about my recent visit home:
Things I found on Trees- What would you put on a tree? I found a swing, a tree house, several bird feeders, and a couple of other tree treasures. At my sister’s house, I needed a bottle opener which I found attached to the pecan tree. ”Practical,” I thought. On leaving, I snapped a few pictures and found this carefully placed promise on an old stump outside our house. These words both encouraged and challenged me to think about how trees can talk when we enable them.
The Importance of Details- Wherever I looked there were pictures to be taken. Every nook and cranny carried a visual image that spoke thousands of words. I’m reading the book, Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin. Both the trip home and this book are challenging my mind about the importance of details. I’m beginning to appreciate how the details in my environment I experienced growing up have impacted my ability to learn. I hope to improve my teaching as I reflect on these thoughts.
What small details encourage you daily? Has someone put up an interesting sign that has spoken to you?