What I learned from Bird Watching

Unexpected blessings from trying something new

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She compared bird watching to a treasure hunt.

It was really fun to be curious about something, and really lead me to reflect on the quality of opportunities I give my students and own children to experience pure learning.

As we ventured out my husband Nate compared the sky to a Scotland fog.

My favorite was the cardinal. I have always been drawn to them- it might be because that is the bird my Grandma always tells me that she sees.

When we saw the cardinal again, I didn’t want to just look through the binoculars; I wanted to see it up close in person. I couldn’t stop watching it. It felt magical.

It was truly a simple experience, but when I look back it is one that really taught me about the ordinary things that I miss when I don’t slow down to see things I have never “really looked at before”.

I am a wife, mother, educator, writer, reader and marathon runner. I blog at EnjoyingEveryMile.com and chase my impossible. Follow me on Twitter at @lmcdonell14

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