Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Slice of Life: Counting the Clouds in the Sky

I am linking up with my friend Michelle over at BigTime Literacy for her BigTime Blogging Writing Challenge!!  Today is my first post for the month of July considering I just found this awesome linky!  I am challenging myself to write a blog post every single day that is left in July!  Ready?!  Here I go!!

Have you ever counted the clouds in the sky?  Have you ever tried?  Honestly, have you ever considered this task?!

Perhaps, you might be thinking that I am crazy right now for asking this question...why would anyone count the clouds in the sky?  Why would anyone set up this impossible challenge for themselves only to know that he/she will fail?

The amazing thing to me is that, most two year olds don't know that counting the clouds in the sky is an unbelievable task.  They see objects to count, and they start counting.  Many adults see this task and turn the other way immediately.  Honestly, I too would turn away and run in the other direction.

Well, my daughter decided that counting the clouds in the sky was not too hard of a task for her.  She grabbed a stick from the ground on our walk this afternoon , pointed it at the sky, and dove right into counting.

After E went to sleep tonight, I rehashed my amazement with my husband, and we both started to truly think about what this adorable and innocent act reminds us of.  Adults often run away when times get rough.  Children often dive right into the task at hand.  At least that is what I have seen with our little girl and many of the students I teach.

*I want to remember this next time I want to run in the other direction when times get hard.  When times get rough.

The sky is endless, and so are our abilities.

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  1. amazing things we can learn from our little ones! thanks for sharing and linking up! :-)

    1. Yay! Thanks for giving me a push in the "write" direction! :) Haha!

  2. I love your last line! "The sky is endless, and so are our abilities."