Reaching for the Sun

 I asked the children to touch the sun. “That’s impossible ” they all laughed together at such a silly notion.

I am too small to touch the sun.

“We are just too small.” the six-year-old explained with all the wisdom of his years. I suggested they climb higher, reach higher, try harder.

So they climbed the tower at the park.

They climbed to the top


One by one, they reached as high as they could climb


and they touched the sun

.They touched the sun

They held the sun in their hand


Even the skeptical six-year-old succeeded and learned that he is not too small after all.

. Grandma’s aren’t so silly after all.







48 responses to “Reaching for the Sun

  1. Brightly uplifting. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great photos! I love the “Sun in the palm of your hands” concept!

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  4. Hope they didn’t look too closely, though.

  5. Thanks for the pingback Maggie….liked the 4th shot….lovely angles!

  6. The kids must have loved seeing these resulting photos. They made magic! 🙂

  7. Maggie:

    I LOVE this series of photos and the story you’ve told with them! It was just the message I needed to hear today.




  9. This is a great collection of photographs with such great commentary. What a wonderful entry for this week.

  10. Great idea! Great photos!

  11. Really terrific post and images. Well done.

  12. Fantastic entry. You raised the bar with this one!

  13. Wouldn’t these look lovely as a series on your wall!

  14. I love it, so creative!

  15. I love this! How clever. The photos are stunning and give off an air of un earthliness. What a fun Grandma you must be!

  16. Brilliant, beautiful, poignant. Thanks.

  17. Wonderful thoughts that gives hope. Exciting and dramatic shots. Beautiful…Thanks for today’s wonderful sunshine.

  18. oh my goodness those pictures really moved me and what your wrote! i love them!

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  20. These are great shots with a lovely story to tell. 🙂

  21. Great idea for this challenge

  22. Beautiful shots and a message worth instilling into the wee ones. 🙂

  23. The photos are brilliant as well as the idea!

  24. Great idea! Love this series.

  25. what wonderful fun maggie, lucky grandchildren!

  26. No, grandma’s are not so silly. They nurture and support and open little ones worlds.

  27. those were awesome!

  28. Quote Theodore Roosevelt

  29. Reach for the stars but keep your feet on the ground.

  30. You are such a cool Grandma…Loved this! ~mkg

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