As we go about our daily lives we pass through a myriad of emotions and emotional events. Anything from the joy of a sweet “good morning dear” from our partner, to a nasty “tough shit” from an adversarial confrontation.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if we could see the world through a child’s eyes?
A child that has reached an age of understanding enough to know the stove is hot, yet still holds the innocence of one not yet tarnished enough by outside forces to dampen his/her enthusiasm for life.
Can you imagine seeing a person of another race and thinking, oh look another person, perhaps we can be friends and playmates. Children do this all the time, until they have been trained to do otherwise.
Can you imagine going outside and seeing a lawn full of dandelions and exclaiming with glee “Oh look at all the pretty flowers!” Another excellent trait found in children.
Can you imagine seeing a dog on the street and thinking, oh look at the cute puppy?
Can you imagine splashing gleefully in a puddle of water on the sidewalk?
Can you imagine making angels in the snow?
Can you imagine turning on the television and watching Sponge Bob Square Pants or having a grown up read you a story?
Can you imagine meeting someone for the first time with a curious yet friendly smile?
How about we all take at least one day and live our lives as a child?
Sounds like fun to me, now get out there and splash in that puddle.