Jumping For Joy

This week in my writing, I’d like to invite us to become students of nature. This may be well timed because I’ve been watching a lot of David Attenborough documentaries lately. 🙂 But also, over the last month, I’ve had the occasion to visit a lot of local parks in my town. There is always much to notice, discover, appreciate, and reflect upon.

There’s that saying, too: You learn something new every day.

Yesterday, I learned a new word — When springbok in Africa discover the joy of a rare rain in the Sahara Desert and the subsequent growth of new grass, they begin pronking.

As we begin a new month, we can practice slowing down and noticing.
As we begin a new month, we can practice appreciating what’s around us.
As we begin a new month, we can practice gratitude for what we can witness.

And this very day, may something cause you to jump for joy.

Renee Roederer

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