Have you ever looked at the world through a different lens my friend?
Maybe from a small child’s perspective, a Senior’s wisdom or a child with special needs?
This week I spent time with one such precious person & saw the world through her eyes that was truly humbling.
But before I share, let’s grab a cuppa, treat & get comfy!
Today, I have a mug of Caramel Café Latte with a slice of toasted gf homemade Banana & Coconut Bread. Delicious!
What’s your’s my friend?
Now we’re all comfy let’s begin…
Such a refreshing experience
Every school holidays I try to spend special one on one time with my grandchildren who live nearby.
Although, CoVid lockdowns & restrictions have hampered this in the last few years.
This week I was determined to return to that tradition & spend quality time with them.
It was my youngest granddaughter’s turn first, this precious little one has special needs.
You first met her in Little Miss L
With the Omicron variant still rampant in our community I wanted an activity that kept us away from crowds & others.
So I organised a Teddy’s Bear Picnic for just the two of us in a beautiful park near where she lives.
I took a basket of Teddy’s, a picnic blanket, treats & we had a quick stop to pick up our favourite Sushi.
My darling granddaughter has a hearing impairment & is mainly non verbal amongst other things.
But she has a very sharp mind for her developmental age & a memory that quite frankly blows my mind!
This Nanny knows a little sign language & continues to learn but our little Miss L has surpassed us all!
Everything was pure Joy!
As we sat on our picnic blanket under a tree, with the teddies placed carefully around us by little Miss L & eating our Sushi, everything was a delight to her.
The sight of the horses & cows in the nearby fields with their offspring were a particular delight.
Every sound she could hear was pointed out to me, the big loud trucks passing by, the noisy ride on lawn mower mowing the park’s lawn & the sqwarrking Crow roosting overhead.
The ants making their way onto the picnic blanket & the insects landing on her arm were quickly shooed away.
Her face was one of wonder at the sounds, sights & smells that surrounded us!
And in that moment I realised how much we take for granted in this life!
And when we do take note we often complain about them!
As you can see above in my description the loud trucks, the noisy lawn mower & sqwarrking Crow.
To me those sounds were loudly interrupting the peace & serenity of the countryside we were in but to my granddaughter they were sounds she could hear!
And the delight on her face that she could hear those sounds was priceless!
I felt duly humbled!
After our lunch we wandered together hand in hand with a teddy to the reservoir in the park to see the “fishies”.
But what greeted us were many long neck Turtles in the water, Ducks & a Peahen!
Which brought much fascination & delight in watching these creatures.
One Turtle even decided to come up for a closer look but scurried back into deeper water as little Miss L bent down to say hello.
Sadly, our Teddy’s Bear Picnic came to it’s end & as we drove back to take little Miss L home, we sang (well this Nanny did) at the top of our voices with little Miss L joining in the yeah, yeah, yeahs.
A time of reflection
As I drove home after taking her back to her Mama, I reflected upon my attitude to certain things…
My Attitude should always be that of gratitude for even the smallest of the good things in this life for they are all precious gifts from the Father.
I’m reminded of the following scripture,
“Every good & perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it all comes down from the Father of all [that gives] Light…”
James 1: 17 Refer II
And what we may see as annoying may actually be a delightful blessing!
What do you take for granted my friend?
Until next time,
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