"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million."
When did it happen that we got so bored with life? When is the last time you really looked at a ladybug? It’s really a shame that we have lost that sense of wonder, but if we allow our children to show us how, we can recapture it again. When you have a curiosity about life in general, you can never really have a bad day. You can see every obstacle as a chance to grow and every mundane task as a chance to learn. Children are so resilient when faced with obstacles because they can always find something fascinating about any situation.
The next time you have to clean out the gutters, stop for a moment and really breathe in the air. Think about how crazy it is that trees know when to shed their leaves and how boring life would be without all of the colors they provide. By looking at the world through the eyes of a child, you can recapture that amazement, which will in turn allow you to be thankful for the very things that are right in front of you even if (like both leaves and children) they do have to be cleaned up.
-Hal Runkel, LMFT, Author of ScreamFree Parenting & ScreamFree Marriag