“I would like you to make a commitment to nature.”
“Wait. You want me to what!?! This is NOT what I signed up for.”
I’m doing my Graduate Diploma in Education (Curriculum Design and Learning) and this semester one of my classes is Holistic Approaches to Teaching and Learning. When our instructor asked us to make a commitment to nature I scoffed at it. I thought it was a total waste of time. But upon realizing I really have no choice I decided to embrace it. I tried to figure out how I could make it painless…and meaningful. I already spend a lot of time outside with my class so I decided to make a personal commitment.
After brainstorming all kinds of humourous ideas with my friends I chose something that I think is manageable and enjoyable. So often when I’m outside during my free time I feel like I’m on a mission. I’m either going from point A to point B or busy chatting with friends. I don’t pay attention to anything around me. As I thought about this, my commitment was formed:
*I will pay more attention to my surroundings and take pictures of things that are beautiful to me.*
I’ve only got a few pictures so far.
Clearly I think flowers and bright colours are beautiful! We’ll see what I find beauty in as the summer fades into fall.
Now go on, get out there and find the beauty in your surroundings!