Tuesday, 31 January 2012

In the Eyes of the Child(ren)

As we all know, as adults (or trying to be, at least:p), life sometimes gets complicated. And sometimes, not that it's really complicated, but you end up with just too much on your plate that you wish for simpler times.

What ever happened to that time when all you were concerned with was whether your friend was mad at you because you forgot to share your chips with him/her? Or that time when all cared for was what was the highest level you can reach in your (computer) game (not that there was one when I was much younger, hah!)? Or that time when all you were stressing over was how to explain to your mom why you didn't each your packed lunch just because your friend shared his/her lunch with you which you enjoyed much better anyways, food that you could have thrown away before you got home but couldn't because you were raised not to waste anything? You know, stuff like that...

We grew up, that's what! And as life catches up with us, as we get older, not only do we start facing "real" problems, I feel we also lose something, that sense of awe and wonder that kids naturally have, even with the littlest of things... Or maybe it's just me, HAH!

Took this picture of my nephews when I came to visit the family for the holidays. I totally adore this pic! I don't really know what they were looking at, but it sounded like they were having a really serious conversation about whatever they were looking at. I caught a part of the conversation. Of course, it didn't make sense, yet it made perfect sense at the same time. Well, I know it made perfect sense to them.

"... In the eyes of a child, there is joy, there is laughter, there is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future.."

I truly hope that we never lose the child in any of us. Life can be challenging enough as it is, but once in a while, if we remember to see things thru' the eyes of a child... then, maybe, just maybe, life can be that grand...


  1. Aaaaaaw...completely agree...

  2. Great post, it's definitely important to stay connected to the child within you!

    xo Gillie


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