The two of them were so very excited. They started bouncing up and down as we said ….what about a nature walk. These two 4 year old cousins…each one as precious and innocent as a blue sky on a summer morning, without a cloud in the sky, put their shoes on and were ready to go.
We “marched” single file down the path toward the stream in search of flowers, twigs, rocks and other things to add to their “art project” when we got home. The hour was spent giggling, reaching for these treasures and talking about colors, trees and how great a morning it was.
We found everything but a red flower. So later that day we drove to a nursery and walked through it pointing out the red flowers. They each bought one to take home. They couldn’t stop talking about what a fun day they had searching for nature’s treasures.
What does innocence look like. It is still alive and well in the hearts of a few 4 year olds on a nature walk. Can you find your inner 4 year old. He or she may be patiently waiting for you .