On my journey of the “new me”, I would like to address the hustle and bustle and not slowing down and really living life. We get so busy having to go here, do this, clean this, fix this, etc, that we don’t stop and look around and see the beauty around us. I for one feel like I am on a hamster wheel with no way off and I need to change this. People will say “Live each day as if it is your last.” – this does make sense as we would really make each day great.
I was watching my grandson this weekend and I must say that I really thought a lot about what I am missing out on. He is almost 14 months old and he has always been very observant but I have noticed lately that when he is looking around that he is really taking it all in. He looks at things in awe and bright-eyed. It appears he looks at every single detail. When you talk to him, he looks right at you and smiles. We can learn a lot from children. Their excitement over the smallest things and how easily they are to please.
As adults, we lose that feeling of wonderment and rush to get things done. As adults, we feel pressures and stresses and sometimes miss out on fun. It would be great to take 5 minutes a day to really look around and notice the beauty of the sky, the flowers, buildings, people, animals or whatever there is and appreciate the things we have.
Watching my grandson develop and learn new things has been a joy for me and an eye opener as well. He gets so excited when he does new things and laughs and is so proud of himself. He looks to see that you are in fact watching his new feats and smiles at you when he sees you are indeed paying attention to him.
Watching life through the eyes of a child has really put things into perspective for this journey of mine. Now is the time to slow down and appreciate life. I will begin to see things as if it was the first time, try new things and laugh. It is time to bring out the child in me and have some fun! Thank you to my beautiful grandson for reminding me of the joys of life.