Voltaire and Appreciation

Nov 17, 2021
"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. " ~ Voltaire ~
I love this quote juxtapositioned with this photo of my husband in the woods. Tim has an uncanny knack for knowing where he is, even in the middle of nowhere. I learned from him how to be aware of the cardinal directions, north, south, east, and west. Last fall we went on a hike with no set trail to find a particular waterfall. This picture reminds me of heading back on the hike. Everything was so evenly brown, the leaves covered everything, everywhere. I am grateful he is skilled at reading topo maps. I stopped us several times on that hike to ask "Now where are we? Over the years I have learned from him how to be more oriented. It is one of the many gifts from him that I cherish.