The Wisdom of Signs

Yesterday, I met a friend for breakfast, and then we took a walk through downtown and the neighborhood. We both were struck by the beauty and uniqueness of this sign that is not uncommon to any of us. So, below are thoughts that came to mind in the form of haiku:

when children are near
absorb their laughter, the joy
flowing into you

snails teach with their wise
leisure movements, taking in
beautiful backdrops

slow down your travels
do not let decades escape
catalogue moments

pause in your footsteps
regard life’s celebrations
breathe in their fragrance

Lauren Scott (c) ❤️

68 thoughts on “The Wisdom of Signs

    1. Thanks for your lovely words, too, Sue, and you are so right. We see so much more when we pause and reflect. That’s exactly how I felt when I saw this ordinary school sign dressed in a floral scarf. 🙂 Enjoy your Sunday, dear friend. 💜💜💜

  1. A beautiful haiku, Lauren. Wisdom and words that share the priceless treasure of our children. I have had the privilege of children in my life almost every day and their presence and joy becomes my happy place. Thank you for this. ❤️

    1. Thanks so much, Erica, for your lovely comment. I’m so glad you enjoyed this inspiration from a walk around the neighborhood. The joy from children, the innocence through their eyes, and the importance of slowing down in life so we don’t pass up the beauty around us. 💕💕

  2. Thank you, Lauren, for the beautiful picture and poem!
    As great Tagore wrote:
    “Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.”


    1. Thanks, Robbie. I’m glad you enjoyed this. I loved how the sign is so ordinary, yet extraordinary in its floral “attire.” The joy from children and slowing down in life came to mind immediately. 💜

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Janis. We don’t have many young children on our block anymore either. But this walk was near a school that reminded me of the joy from their laughter.

    1. LOL! I didn’t expect to post today, but inspiration flew in like a welcomed breeze. 🙂 It was a fun time yesterday and I’m glad we found this sign. ❤️

    1. Thanks, Marina. That’s what caught our eyes, seeing the sign all dressed up. 🙂 Happy Monday, too, and today is our 4th of July holiday. ❤️💙❤️💙❤️💙🎆🎆

  3. I find connecting with friends and nature is a great way to inspire my creativity too. Slowing down to the moment and enjoying…a great reminder and poem, Lauren. Thanks for sharing!
    Many Blessings
    Lisa xoxo

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