Remember the awe and wonder you experienced the first time you went to the zoo and saw an exotic animal? Perhaps it was the tiger, giraffe, elephant, or rhino! I remember those moments.
When I was up in the mountains at Family Camp at Forest Home in Forest Falls I saw many animals. I saw a brown bear and her two cubs. They were cute and terrifying all at the same time, knowing that you don’t ever want to mess with a momma bear’s cubs.
One morning as I was writing after reading my Bible, I saw the most beautiful bird. I’ve never seen one before and haven’t seen one since. It had a red head, a yellow body, and black wings. It was small, maybe 6 inches tall, as it foraged for bugs outside my cabin. It was only there for a few minutes. But I was blessed to grab my camera and snap a photo.
What a blessing to see such a small, yet marvelous animal.
When I stop and slow my pace down I notice more things about the world around me. Perhaps, that’s one of the secrets to seeing more marvelous and wonderful things in life; we need to slow down and look.