Do you know how hard it is to take a photograph of a baby squirrel?
Hard. Very hard. Baby squirrels are fast.
This week, we discover a nest of baby squirrels high up in the front yard tree. I find myself looking out the window constantly just to catch a single glimpse of them. They venture from the nest and explore the limbs, but when I approach the tree with a camera, they scurry back into their nest.
Can you just stay still for a second, Little Squirrel?
I decide to bring a telescope to the side yard to spy on them from afar. Yes, a telescope. I realize the neighbors think I am crazy. I wave my arms and point up to the tree. “Baby squirrels!” I shout.
Searching with the greatest intent and the greatest care, I finally see them.
All morning, I think about the search to see an unusual and wonderful sight in nature. To search means to look thoroughly with the intent of finding. That’s how I study this nest in a tree, and that’s how I want to approach this day. That’s the way I want to investigate my lingering questions, read scripture, and converse with someone else. I’m searching–looking thoroughly–for that wonderful and unusual thing in store today.
If I turn my eyes away, I might miss it.
Living with flair means I’m a thorough searcher.
Journal: What activities today deserve my looking thoroughly?