Children can teach us so many things… They show us how to still be amazed. They show us wonder, surprise and excitement.
They remind us how to be content and to not always searching for the next best thing. Sometimes, a pretty flower is just the right amount of joy.
One of the most important qualities to have is patience. We are not all learning at the same capacity and sometimes some of us need a little more patience than others. Children remind us of that.
Children are oddly braver than we are. It makes us squirm to see a child carelessly cross a rocky creek but deep down we know that we want our children to live their best lives and being fearless is an important part of that. Many of us have forgotten what it’s like to be fearless, to feel unstoppable. Children remind us of that.
Children are accepting. They teach us kindness, encouragement, unconditional love. All very important things that we forget as adults.
Then all of a sudden, children seem to know more than we do. They have their own preferences, their own opinions and a sense of pride. Somewhere along the way, as adults, we forget to be our powerful selves, we are afraid to be proud, we stifle our opinions.
So, next time you feel a little lost, spend some time with children. Admire their curiosity, appreciate their fearlessness, don’t try to tame their excitement. Then, relax….and try to be more like them. xo
Photo Shoot with these lovely little ladies, Anna Kelaiah and Selah Presten