Monday thought of the week: all of the little bits add up

A thought:

You might live in a suburb or a city and feel like you can’t provide the kind of Nature Experience(TM) that you want your kids to have, but remember, to a kid, all of the little bits add up. They may not be seeing grand stretches of untouched wilderness, but at the end of the day they’re going to babble at you just as excitedly about the sparrow they saw eating a french fry on the sidewalk as they would about a bald eagle soaring majestically over a forest. Your job isn’t to take children somewhere spectacular and educational. Your job is to point out the spectacular in their own backyard. Trust me, the education part will come naturally from that.

- Emily Finke (@seelix), “There is Grandeur (Really),” This View of Life (November 6, 2011)

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One Response to Monday thought of the week: all of the little bits add up

  1. Lorita OLeay says:

    So true. Even for adults. Thanks for the reminder. I’m going to post your blog on my OR travel page today. https://www.facebook.com/GoOregonNow

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