I've written before about the importance of observation in my Observation in Montessori post. But we not only want to be good detectives, we want to be receptive to the beauty and humor around us.
This morning Alleluia and I were heading up these steps to my Legion of Mary meeting, and we stopped when we noticed the zig-zag pattern of the hand rail's shadow on these steps.
Later, we saw this beautiful blue robin's egg in the grass.
Sometimes being with children helps you to notice things that you would otherwise miss. Be receptive to the unexpected, the surprising, the funny and the tiny all around us!