One of the greatest pleasures is waking refreshed, listening to the birds singing, feeling the spring breeze, and seeing the blooms of flowering trees. It gives me hope in the future and peace in my soul. I recall feeling this same way as a child when I went walking in the woods hearing the call of mourning doves and seeing the sun rise over the river. The magnificence of God's love is so apparent to those who look and listen carefully.
I promise to help my children learn to sit quietly to see and hear God in prayer and in the beauty of the world around us.