is one of the quotations that started me seriously thinking
about just how marvelous life is, just how rich and
wonderful this world of ours is. When I read it,
somehow I realized that the difference between me and John
Burroughs was the way we saw the world. I often did
things because I had to, and while I did appreciate the
beauty and wonder of the world, I also tempered that
appreciation with thoughts of other things that weren't as
is so much to do and see in our world that we don't have
time for much of it at all, but we do have a choice as to
how we approach what we do have time for. If we
approach our walks and the books we read and our friends as
great wonders that we appreciate immensely, then these
things and people become much more precious to us.
When we get caught up in our ruts of complacence and taking
things for granted, then the world tends to lose its luster
in our eyes.
like we somehow purposely put on glasses with dark grey
filters to make sure that we don't see the beautiful,
wonderful colors of the world.
day is too short for all the walks I would like to
take. Just being out in the fresh air, surrounded by
trees and other living beings, is a treat and a
wonder. But only if I choose to see it that way. . . .