I am constantly reminded of a child’s innocence. I’m fascinated how they make sense of the world around them. We make great plans, try and work it all out. They on the other hand just see the simplicity of life. Nothing is a problem for them and certainly not for very long.
Have you noticed how a young child will see things with great big eyes. They have a look of curiosity and wanting to explore and learn. We as adults as we get older, start to put ‘what ifs’ around things. This makes it all seem so confusing and complicated.
Children just see things for what they are, how they are. There are no great intricate plans, no worrying constantly. They like you, your best friends, then they don’t, then they do again. Even a tantrum might last a couple of hours or less.
Adults however often sit on it for days, sulking, saying things, pushing the boat out all the time. We worry about things that might never happen.
My son had a conversation on his ‘phone’ (an old phone he uses which no longer works). He had been unwell most of the day and felt the need to speak with his friends. He spoke to each one in turn, taking time to ask how they are and telling them that they would see him tomorrow but that today he’d been ill.
He literally wrote the script, starred in the show and all the time was full of happiness. He told of his bad stomach pains but reassured his friends that he was fine.
I don’t know about you but how many times do we write the script and are star of the show but it’s all moaning and full of angst. What a breath of fresh air to see this innocence. This love of life even when not feeling too well.