I enjoy listening to children’s perspectives on life. Adults make lots of rules for kids but kids also have opinions on some of those rules – most times, they can’t express those opinions! I have raised three kids and taught elementary school kids and to be honest, for the most part, I simply applied the rules to keep order. Who wouldn’t when you are trying to manage your life, their lives and get things under control, including getting them to learn skills to be a successful adult? However, as an older adult now, I find myself intrigued by children’s views and perspectives (because I don’t have to manage them anymore!) but also, I have had many questioning moments about, “who is a successful adult, anyway?”
Sometimes, our faith is all that keeps us anchored in sanity, regardless of our religion. I seek only to be more Christ-like, more Budha-like, more God-like. At the end of it all, our behaviour towards each other is the truest reflection of the emotions which are held deep within us. I pray, for you and I, that this emotion will always be love, in the most sacred and purest form.
May you have a blessed Easter Celebration.
“I would have felt so much better if he had only acknowledged my contribution.” she said. She shrugged her shoulders with a slight shake of her head. “I don’t understand why he would treat me like that.”
“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young
Her words, which inspired me the most were: “When I started, two students registered. Only one showed up but I decided to work with this one student, and together we created a masterpiece choreography.”
Show up for your life today. Be grateful for all the good and the bad that is going on in your life. Although we may not understand why some things have happened to us or to others, we cannot and should not remain in…