Exploring and Encouraging a Healthy Life Marked with Joy

The affirmation I posted yesterday urged us to allow the playful children within us to emerge and have fun. 

I really believe that becoming childlike is KEY to enjoying and loving life.  Little kids have so much fun wherever they are, whatever they’re doing.  Everything is exciting, new, adventurous, unexplored.  Just this evening I went to my grandson Daniel’s soccer practice.  Here D is in his new shoes and shin guards, teetering on the edge of some concrete steps, which are no problem because the shoes “give me power.”  He really believes his theory.

And here’s two-year old Gabriel, urging me adamantly, seriously to “Get in, Abu!”

Children BELIEVE.  And somewhere along the way to work and life, we adults forget how to play, how to teeter, how to invite the impossible to get in and ride with us.  But I want to reclaim that childlikeness.

I want to have fun, to laugh, to imagine, to play, to enjoy, to giggle, to jump, to exclaim, to run, to yell, to live.  Do you?

Maybe it involves taking off masks and putting on masks.

Maybe it involves putting off hats and putting on hats.

Maybe it involves smelling with new noses.

Be childlike from time to time.

Teeter.

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