While we try to teach our children all about life,Our children teach us what life is all about. ~Angela Schwindt
Looking into the eyes of a child, I am filled with a deep sense of gratitude for the second chance to experience life for the first time allover again. I once again learn what love is, I once again learn how to crawl before I run, I once again learn the importance of imagination, creativity and dreams. Why is it that we tend to give ourselves permission to be who we truly are when we are in the magical presence of a child? Is it because we see who we were at one point in time before the consensus of the world clouded our vision? Perhaps, yes. We used to dance to the song in our head, we used to laugh at silliness, and we used to be brave and ask questions where we did not understand. So if we are lucky enough to have this second chance to dance, laugh and be brave, may I suggest that it not be squandered. May I suggest that we emulate the inquisitive nature of a child and experience perhaps those things that we may have missed on the first go around. May I suggest that we remind ourselves of the importance of play. To be innocent again, to be open again to a pure love, and to be magical again! Ahh the world would be such a better place if we did! That is why I am grateful for the renewed freedom when I once again surrender to the gift that is present with a child. Because while we may guide them, we are reminded through their teachings what life is really all about! And, thank you God for the reminder because playing, dancing, laughing and singing are not a luxuries, they are necessities that allow the spirit the energy to fly again! Have a wonderful day and remember to play!