“Live your life like a child. To some that might sound silly, but children know it all from the beginning. They can love unconditionally, and don’t know the meaning of hate. They live each day for themselves, but will give you their last cookie if they think it will make you smile. A penny makes them rich, but they would give their wealth away in a heart beat, to go enjoy the little pleasures that simply can’t be bought. To a child a star can be anything they can possibly imagine, and a Teddy Bear can be their best best friend. They don’t think it’s silly to jump in puddles, roll down hills, talk to animals and catch snow flakes on their tongues for the sake of a smile. To them there is no such thing as your skin being the wrong color, dressing the wrong way and believing in the wrong god. They cannot be concerned with gossip, harsh words and fighting. It is obvious to them that life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in the smallest things, and that a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered. It is us, as grown ups, that take that all away because we think we know best. We teach them that pennies are worthless, and jumping in puddles is silly. We are the ones that teach them that they they have to look a certain way and believe in certain things. We take away the magic of the stars and tell them that they are nothing but giant, burning rocks, a million miles away. We tell them to put away the Teddy Bear and go find another child to be their best friend. We are the ones that introduce them to hatred, violence, and all the other things that we will soon tell them are wrong. We fill their minds with all these worthless things, until it is all they know. And then, when they themselves are grown ups, we tell them that they made mistakes, had their hearts broken, and missed out on precious moments of happiness, because they should have lived their lives differently . We don’t realize they were only doing everything we taught them to do. We tell them they should have enjoyed the little things, done everything they wanted to do, and that all of the horrible things they encountered in their lives was all for nothing. And when you sum it all up, we tell them exactly this…
Live your life like a child.”
Shared by “Cheyenne”
This was shared by “Cheyenne” who is 14 years old.
Many of us today can learn a lot from Cheyenne’s words, and today I am choosing to live my life like a child!
How about you?
Peace, love, light and blessings!