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Have you ever given a child a gift, only to find that they find more delight in playing with the box that the present came in? Many times it's simplicity that brings us joy. Whether it is a large cardboard box that ignites creative possibilities, or a sunflower field filled with thousands of sunflowers blooming together, simplicity has the power to turn down the volume in our brains and allows us to focus, relax, and connect.
Across the United States this summer, sunflower fields are attracting people of all ethnicities, ages, genders, and socioeconomic status, to delight in the awesomeness of our natural world. Take a look:
When humans have the opportunity to delight in the wonder of nature together, the differences between us seem to disappear.
There is also an opportunity to educate about our environment. Take a look at these signs that were dotted along the sunflower field:
Creating an environment that helps us all feel as one can be as simple as planting a seed, or maybe a few thousand. Perhaps you want to Google "sunflower fields near me" and experience this phenomenon for yourself. Let us know how it goes.
Credit: Thank you Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh for planting this awesome sunflower field. As of this posting, you may still catch the tail end of the blooming, Visit DixPark.org for details.
Want to learn more about how to experience the Joy Of Nature? Enroll in our online workshop: Joy Of Nature Online Workshop