Have you ever just stopped to watch your child play? Just stopped and really watched their thought process and the joy with which they approach everything they do? Well, being the mother of a toddler I have and I can tell you they have such a sweet yet intense spirit. They don’t really know fear, they are full of love, they have tons of determination, they are extremely curious and the smallest little things excite them.
Just think about your life, can you say the same? Do you let fear hold you back from your dreams? From trying new things that could be rewarding? Do you limit who you love based on society or what your “friends or family” may think…and lets not just talk about love love…lets talk about love thy neighbor love…the Jesus love. Oh and the determination of a child to do something they have set their minds out to do! Let me tell ya, they are serious about try and try again…now, they may cry from frustration from time to time…but they don’t stop do they. They just keep trying and trying. Man what a lesson we could learn from the babies. Now, lets not forget their heightened level of curiosity because everywhere they turn there is something new to learn. We all know you never stop learning, but where did our curiosity for new things go? When did we stop wanting to know about new and different things? Finally, that brings me to their excitement for life. Oh they love the small things in life…squirts from a water bottle, the arrival of mom or dad, finding a penny, getting to water the flowers, helping to mix the cake, having imaginary tea, and so much more.
I challenge you to approach this next week with a child’s view…try to let go of the small stuff and just enjoy your life. Go to work with the desire to learn and discover new things. As you encounter other people, put on a child’s compassion and love and see if your day doesn’t look a little different. Sometimes we get so caught up in living our lives that we don’t realize we have acquired such a huge shield that it is not only heavy but burdensome. Let the shield go people and know that you don’t need it, because if we had…God would have given it to us when we were born.
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