I remember when my 2-year-old granddaughter stopped to examine every bug on the sidewalk as if it were a miracle.
Gradually, that wonder wears off.
But it shouldn't!
Wheaton Professor Clyde Kilby taught that the best way to maintain mental health is to quit focusing on self and maintain a wonder for nature, taking time daily to "simply stare at a tree, a flower, a cloud, or a person" and joyfully acknowledge their magical existence.
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.
Our well-being improves when we allow ourselves to enjoy the bugs on the sidewalk.
Info & quote about Kilby: 10 Resolutions for Mental Health by John Piper