One touch of nature makes the whole world kin

My kids and I watched a hawk yesterday. It had stopped in a tree after circling over our heads for several minutes and diving low in front of us. It was beautiful and I am sure you would have thought so as well. It reminded me of this quote from Shakespeare. "We are kin when we are in nature." Why are we all moved by nature? Why do all humans love to watch sunrises, sunsets, animals in their natural habitats? Why are nature documentaries so popular? I contend that it is because being in touch with nature makes us all kin.

TIME TO PLAY: Get in touch with nature. Feel kin to the whole world. Take a walk, go feed some ducks at the park, find a body of water in which to splash, watch some birds! Connect with nature… then fill in a journal page with your thoughts and drawings!