I aspire to live a childlike life every day. But what does that really mean? I spent so many of my younger years wanting to grow up, I've consistently viewed myself as 5-10 years older than I am. I mean, really - I was MATURE. And everyone around me knew it. Age is still a funny thing to me, and I often get uncomfortable when people ask how old I am. I am not too old, I am not too young, I simply don't want to be defined my age. So, here's what it is really about: when I was 12 years old, I believed that being immature was bad. It wasn't "cool" if I got too excited about life, or too inquisitive. In my life now, I have definitely changed my mind - those are some of the qualities I value most.
Seeing the world through a child's eyes. Everything is new, everything is exciting, and everything is an adventure.
I want to ask the "why" questions, explore the "what would happen if..." questions, and allow the changes all around - in nature and in people - leave an impact on me. I want to open my eyes. To have a sense of wonder for everything around me, an excitement to help and to share, and always unconditional love. I love this photo of my niece looking out at a rainy day. I want to feel what she feels. What a perfect moment.
Watching a young soul discover the world is beautiful. And, even more inspiring is watching an old soul see the world through young eyes again. To live a child-like life. To see the world through a child's eyes. To really catch the vision of the adventure in every moment.