Last week we had some incredible weather moments. The wind and the rain kept us inside a great deal more than we wanted or needed. During one of the most intense parts of the rainstorm we stopped everything we were doing, moved to the window, and simply observed the rain. One student suggested that we have a 'mindful moment', which we did. We practiced some mindful listening and were completely silent as we paid attention to the sounds around us. What a great way it was to slow down and appreciate nature.