Appreciating fresh sight

This was a tiny leaf, no more than a centimetre long, resting on a piece of sandstone on the path.

I could so easily have just walked by, enjoying the dappled sunlight filtering through the trees and dancing on the lake.

Yet I’m glad I stopped and gave it my attention. I wouldn’t have seen the way the shadow of the blade of grass formed a perfect line of sight.

I wouldn’t have appreciated this one still point in the arc of my day – an exquisite moment, opening up a new perspective.

It reminds me that fresh thinking and new ideas rarely come from seeing the usual things with usual eyes. And innovation often starts with noticing the small things.

What are you seeing?