The sweet girl and I were taking a walk the other day when she came to a sudden halt on the sidewalk. "Mom, stop! Look at that!" she exclaimed.
I looked, and realized that a beautiful autumn tree, a brightly colored maple, is what had brought her to a standstill. I stopped too, and stood there for a moment just gazing at its beauty.
She sighed. "Sometimes," she said, "you just need to make a lovely stop."
Amen to that!