When Timber Makes One Feel Small

When Timber Makes One Feel Small.

When I awoke yesterday morning,
I squealed like a elementary school girl anticipating a snow day.

We had our first measurable snowfall,
and this is the beauty I get to behold from my back deck.

As I took in the bright sunlight, the tall trees, and the long shadows they cast,
I felt very small realizing the expanse of nature and our world.

And it reminded me of a quote from a sweet little book I just read
and have been itching to share, because I think about it every day now.

If I got to talk to
me when I was little.
I’m not sure who
would be smarter.
Little me telling me
what not to forget.
Or bigger me telling
little me ‘if only I’d
known.’

When I Was Little” by C. Faherty Brown

What do you think?ย  Which one of you is smarter?

Colleen is also a blogger, who shares little bits of insanely insightful wisdom with simple, adorable illustrations that really draw you in.ย  Check her out at The Chatter Blog.

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

54 thoughts on “When Timber Makes One Feel Small

  1. Iโ€™ve ordered that book and I simply know Iโ€™m going to love it. Your musing is an excellent one …. I have always refused to let 6 year old me be squished and part of that is because I do think I was smarter then before prejudice about how I must act and speak fully took over. 6 year old me certainly sees wonder in a way that adult me doesnโ€™t so instantly, 6 year old me doesnโ€™t think its so bad to be entirely distracted by something beautiful (like freshly fallen snow) and 6 year old me could fly. But thatโ€™s another story ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your backyard is absolutely stunning. Heavenly. Xo

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  2. We are finally getting lots of snow… So pretty to watch it falling, does make it feel more like Christmas. I think I need to find that younger me again… that got excited about life! โค๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธโ„๏ธ Thanks for the reminder, Jodi! ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ˜‡

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  3. I believe that I have mentioned on numerous occasions that I like to meander through new (to me) blogs. Sometimes, I visit sporadically and other times I stay. On December 9th. a comment on your post by Chatter Master piqued my interest. I wandered into her blog and stayed. The drawing of the snowman was instant love and her words completely captivated me. Love your photo and your thoughts that are always overflowing with inspiration. Thank-you!

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  4. Just found you post from email I havent caught up on.
    Different trees but same view. I love waking up to this vision, mine is from my front deck which has a view of the Crystal range obstructed in part by 100 ft – 200 ft trees. Thankful for being so blessed.
    And a fresh snow excites me everytime, like my 6 year old self, butterflies in my stomach so bursting with anticipation waiting for Santa. Love your thought provoking posts.

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