Renewal, By: Andrés R. Edwards

How Nature Awakens Our Creativity, Compassion, and Joy

“Begin by slowing down, by taking a moment to be still and ‘smell the roses.’ Encourage children and adult friends and colleagues to take a breath and reexamine the miracles that occur every day in our own neighborhoods: the intricate pattern of a robin’s nest, the daffodil sprouting in spring, the ladybug crawling on a native bunchgrass. And beyond the natural world, admire an act of kindness between a mother and son, a compassionate gesture between strangers or an awe-inspiring work of public art. These are the little moments that bring joy and gratitude into everyday experiences. They make us feel alive and enhance our health and well-being.”