Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The World of Awe!

I keep finding myself going back to my childhood days. The days that were carefree, fun, and not filled with the day to day worries and stresses that overwhelm us at times. People use to say we need to incorporate more fun into our days.

I think we need to be more like dolphins, they keep their lives balanced with priorities and fun. I mean nothing beats a huge leap from the water playing with your best friends. Seeing who can splash who first!

That's why it's great to spend time with kids. When we do, we see something we may have never noticed before because we've been there and done that too many times that it's no longer exciting anymore.

Spend the day with a child who is 2-3 years old, just beginning to talk. Look at all the things that they find amusing. From watching a bug walk across the sidewalk, to gathering a handful of dandelions because they look beautiful and they think you need flowers. Gather in that sense of awe from their perspective.

They are seeing these things for the very first time, much like you or I would if we spent our lives blind and suddenly found ourselves with sight.

Have you ever thought about it that way before? They are seeing these things for the first time which is why they can squat down and watch ants cross the sidewalk. Or look at the shapes and magnificent colors of a sunset or sunrise. Those both still get to me. They are pictures that are never the same in God's perfect sky. One of a kind masterpieces.

Yet we need to find our sense of wonder and awe once more. Our attitudes will begin to reflect that change when we can see things with fresh eyes. Perhaps once again we can find that fun and make it a part of our life again!


NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I've spent the day today with four of my grands while their momma has the flu and it was wonderful to go out in the yard and go for a walk. Love this post-we should all try to see life through the eyes of a child.
Hugs, Noreen

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

You're so right. Seeing life and moments through child eyes can be the most wonderful experience.

Sharon Kirby said...

Oh yes, the joys of young children. Their sense of wonder and awe is so captivating - and so contagious!

It's not surprising that Jesus told us to have childlike faith - to see Him anew each day - and be fascinated and excited about all the new things He does!


Rita said...

Kids can certainly open our eyes if we let them, can't they? I sure want to be like them in many ways. Wonderful post!