Garden & Gather: Sunflower Fields

As Laura Ingalls Wilder once said...... 

"I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." 

How true are those words!? I won't deny that The Little House on the Prairie might a show series I never grow tired of. How is it when watching/observing another person's life (one who has far less) makes us feel somewhat more thankful and content? I think social media plays a large role in portraying these perfect lifestyles (almost too good to be true lifestyles..maybe they are maybe they aren't). Bottom line being there will always be people in our world, our community, even our circle of close friends who have less and more. I'm realizing its how we choose to embrace what we have that sets the tone, gives the rhythm to our days. Yesterday Tatum and I went to a random sunflower field I spotted taking a scenic route home (highways get old ..am I right?). We parked to the side of the road, hopped out, and let ourselves  just. be. free. Tatum wondered around touching each sunflower so very delicately. She would sniff them (as I did) and we pointed to each one repeating the word "flower." Repetition my friends is incredibly vital for toddlers speech to develop quickly. I have already been noticing tremendous results. I mean what 14 month old says "thank you" every time she is handed something..shoot most adults don't even practice such savvy manners. Anyways, Hope you are enjoying escaping the hustle and bustle this autumn season. It sure feels undeniably great out there so if your finding yourself in a funk..load up and go site seeing!