As you know I’ve been dealing with some medical issues the last 6 months, most of that has kept me in my house more often than not, but I’m still smiling.
One morning this week, as I’d started my journaling I started listening and mentally searching for small miracles. I found them so easily, 3 of them, giggling and playing by 6:30 am. My niece came for a visit and is just overly thrilled to be hanging out with my girls whenever she comes to play.
The love 3 young girls have for each others company is a beauty to observe. The childlike ease that makes all irritants void and simply them being in the moment of their sparkly, little happy bubbles.
We can learn from that. Children tend to approach life and live with a more, well childlike attitude, than us adults. They embrace the beauty around them, they stop and smell the roses. . Playing with their trucks or dolls, they simply are in that space. Eating their meals, they simply focus on just that for the moment.
Adults tend to let all the day-to-day things get into our minds and let those control our moods and thoughts, we forget that there is the option of mindfully eating and simply being in that space, not worrying about the next item on our to-do-list for just ten minutes. Why worry about tomorrow when tomorrow is not here yet? You are here, now, in this moment. Just open your eyes and really see what happens to you and all around you. Notice the beauty that you are and notice how far you have come.
We can learn to be more accepting of those around us. Children tend to see everybody through their innocent and beautiful eyes, and they see everybody as being special and unique and that’s exactly what we all are it’s just that our lenses are too dirty and we can no longer see reality as clearly as children do. We lost that as we grew up and learned to judge and not love so easily. This week I challenge you to try and just admire the world and people you encounter a little more with the eyes of a child. Maybe make some notes in your journal about the beauty around you.
Most of our lives is spend chasing happiness, but when we stop and think and watch for just a small moment. Children don’t chase happiness, they simply are in the present moment of their lives and just enjoy those simple things.
These little creatures always tend to find the bright side of everything, which is a wonderful human trait that we eventually lose while growing up.
Don’t forget how beautiful the world is and if it’s still hard for you to see the little details that make our days so magical and interesting, spend some time with a child and try to see the world through their little eyes.
“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” ~ Winston Churchill
What are things you’ve learned from children?
Please feel free to share them in the comments