This Wisdom Wednesday, I want to talk to you about being childlike. The innocence in exploring new things in life. How it creates the awe of wonder.
Monday night my lil man, Xander, went to stay with his grandmother and aunt for the night. Tuesday (yesterday) we had a snow storm here in Pueblo. I do not like driving in the snow. I don’t mind looking at the wonderful white wonderland that covers the land, but I can’t stand driving in it. Mostly because of other driver. Well, just as fast as we got the snow, it started melting almost as fast. Roads were dry in most places. So I went ahead and drove to pick him up. It is a 20 minute drive to his grandma’s house, but they usually get more snow than us, which was also the same for this day. As I pulled up in the driveway, Xander and his aunt were throwing snow balls. The look on his face was priceless of how in awe he was in this new discovery. He turned one on January 10 of this year. He was just playing in the snow and laughing. He even ate his first snow ball like many of us have done in our past.
As I watched him have fun, it dawned on me how we no longer have that childlike awe anymore. We are always in a hurry or too busy to notice the wonders around us. The magic in our world. We never stop to look at things. We never reflect. We never jump up and down for excitement when we see something we like. It’s like we are meant to have our head in the clouds of life and not notice what is around us anymore. What makes us sing and laugh.
I am going to try to challenge myself at least once a day to enjoy what life gives in excitement. Be happy to smile. To be alive. To see the sun, the stars, the moon. To watch a frog hop or listen to a bird sing a tune. I miss the childlike awe and Xander proved that it is much needed not only in my life, but in yours as well. So put the phone down and look around your surroundings. Find the joy in the moment.