Waking Up to a Beautiful Morning

There’s nothing quite so wonderful as waking up to a beautiful morning. A light snow dusting the trees in the yard. The sun casting a inviting glow on the world, almost tempting me to venture outside and explore what nature has to offer. The crisp, cool morning air. One deep breath and I’m hooked. Maybe I’ll grab a cup of coffee and come back out to enjoy more of this beautiful morning.

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You Bet I’m Filthy and I’m Loving It

Woo-hoo! You bet I’m filthy and I’m loving it! There is nothing like playing in the yard at grandma’s house. Mom doesn’t let me do this at home, but grandma always says “Kids will be kids” and I have to go with grandma on this one. Besides, dirt don’t hurt. What’s the fun of being a kid if you can’t explore, have adventures and get dirty? I love being a kid.

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Catching the Sunrise Over Dripping Springs Lake

It is something I’ve always wanted to do. For some reason the colors are so vivid there, the deep reds, oranges and yellows reflecting off the water’s surface. Catching the sunrise over Dripping Springs Lake is one of the most magical experiences. You feel the warmth of the sun, the serenity of the world around you and the peacefulness that can only be found at first light.

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Giving Children the Freedom to Wander

Have you ever been told to tread lightly? To walk as if you were walking on egg shells? Maybe that applies to certain circumstances. However when it comes to children, they need the freedom to be adventurous. The freedom to explore nature and the world around them. Yes, we can set limits. Yes, we can offer our advice. But when it all comes down to it, we just have to teach them well and watch them grow. It really is all about giving children the freedom to wander, explore and to live life.

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