Children are easy to please, simple, HOPEFUL, optimistic, FORGIVING, BRAVE and creative and adults are… often the oppposite of all those things I mentioned. What happens to us along the way? Where do we lose our positivity? Our simplicity? When do we stop seeing the BEST IN OTHERS and instead start LOOKING for the worst? When do we stop FORGIVING and start HOLDING GRUDGES? When do we stop being brave and start LIVING IN FEAR? More importantly… Why?
Children love to day dream, to think up impossible scenarios and pretend like its their life! They love to be the princess or the superhero. They love to imagine the most exciting and fascinating things they can think up to imagine. Which makes them into big dreamers! Ask a child what they want to become and they will often say “Firefighter” or “Rockstar” or “Football player” they have big dreams and somewhere along the way, adults make them believe they can’t accomplish those dreams. What’s wrong with having a big imagination and being a FEARLESS DREAMER?! I admire children for their dreams! Adults on the other hand, we still use our imagination but we use it in the worst way. We use it not to wonder what COULD BE, we use it to wonder about the things that probably WILL NEVER BE. What a negative way of thinking and what a sad life to live. We don’t say things like “What if everything works out exactly the way i imagined and i live the life i always wanted?!” We say things like “What if everything goes wrong?” and “What if no one likes me, what if they judge me and laugh at me?” How foolish of us!
We could ALL learn MANY lessons from children! Get back to the basics, be a HOPEFUL DREAMER, forgive others over and over, be EASY TO PLEASE, be SIMPLE, be COURAGEOUS. Most importantly, don’t look at EVERYTHING that COULD go WRONG, look at EVERYTHING that COULD GO RIGHT! :)
“And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”