When a girl walks through the woods with her grandma, she's so excited about reaching their destination that she misses out on what's around her! Grandma provides a gentle reminder: "if we keep looking for there, we will miss what is right here." With Grandma's help, the girl learns how to breathe, be peaceful, and notice the little surprises along the way — little beauties of nature, hidden so that you only notice them if you take your time.
This gentle story provides a model for mindfulness through a special moment between grandmother and granddaughter! Vivid descriptions of life and wonders of the forest — and the loving pair discovering them together — are complemented by lush illustrations. An author's note at the end provides guidance for kids interested in practicing mindfulness themselves, perfect for young readers eager to try their own mindful walks.