“There’s joy and wonder everywhere when you see the world through the eyes of a child.”
Katrina Mayer, Keynote speaker, workshop leader, and author
I hope your holiday has been filled with love, laughter and joy! Mine was and I’m so grateful! This year was different for us. We welcomed a new granddaughter, Camille, in June and we’ve received lots of pictures and updates since then but we were able to spend Thanksgiving with our son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter in person! What a treat! How about you? After spending a few days with Camille I began to realize how much we can take for granted. I loved spending time with her as she smiled, laughed, and embraced everything around her. Curiosity, delight, discovery, wonder and joy were experienced through her eyes. This time with her reminded me how my inner child yearns to play more! When it’s restricted so is our imagination. Curiosity fuels our imagination. What a great reminder to see through the eyes of a child!
I found it hard not to engage with more delight and acceptance when I was sitting on the floor, at her level, exploring new textures, colors, shapes and sounds! Things I take for granted. With each new discovery she became more curious and excited. Stephanie DelTorchio, Blogger and writer, reminds us “To enjoy this life to the fullest, continue to see the world as fearlessly as a child sees it – in all its’ innocence and curiosity and wonder.” In fact, I think of Camille as a warrior now! She’s fearless and the light and love within her shines so bright! I feel like my role as a grandparent is to love and support her as much as I can without stifling her curiosity and wonder – to encourage her creativity and use of her imagination – to help her see through the lens of love and follow her heart!
What if we let our inner child come out and play more – explore with our curiosity and imagination – to love and allow ourselves to be loved – to explore and enter into relationships with the earth and all life – to see each one of us as part of the whole, cherishing our differences instead of letting them divide us? Now is the time to lay the foundation for our little ones, isn’t it? It’s not too late for our older family members and ourselves either. What are we willing to change to BE different? Let’s all strive to BE more kind, caring, loving, accepting, compassionate, forgiving and so much more. Let’s see life through the eyes of a child once again. And as Aldous Huxley, English writer and philosopher reminds us, “The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” Our human life is so short let’s make the most of each moment and release our complacency when it occurs. Let’s continue to BE enthusiastic!
Invite your inner child to be curious and re-discover what is taken for granted, to BE delighted and experience the world with awe and wonder. See the world, once again, through the eyes of a child and BE amazed!
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