“Children not only need a diet of truth to thrive,
but they also need to be surrounded by beauty, it feeds the soul.”
by Linda Johnson
It was a beautiful sunny day. My family and I decided to go on a little field trip to enjoy being out of doors.
We headed out to the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon. As we were driving down the road to get there I saw wild long green grass swaying in the cool breeze. Everything was so green and full of life. While I looked at the grass, I was remembering where I grew up, and how the grass would grow like this in my back yard. This must be what it looks like in the country. There has been so much development since I was little, that it is a rare sight indeed to see grass growing wild. When we arrived I got out of the car, it was so quiet that I could hear the leaves in the trees rustling in the wind, and the many lovely melodies of the birds chirping and twittering in the trees and bushes. We walked along the tree, bush lined dirt trail throughout the sanctuary.
Immediately I could feel my stress level and my body start to feel relaxed and at peace. The sun was shining and bees were buzzing while they gathered pollen from the flowers. Our time here made me realize what we are missing out on amongst our busy lives in the city. As I was thinking about this, a bible verse came to mind, “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3