Happy Childhood Sparks and Awww Monday

It’s never to late to have a happy childhood.
~Berkeley Breathed

Well, I misplaced an entire two weeks out of my life with the flu and some type of lingering upper respiratory crap. I’m happy to feel a bit more human this Monday….but very far behind on lots of work. Oh well……

February has been a mixed bag of weather here in middle Missouri. This shot was taken just a few weeks ago when the temps warmed enough to play outside. Twix didn’t waste any time and covered a lot of ground……swinging, playing soccer in the yard, hitting a ball off a tee, and riding bikes, trikes and scooters! Her energy level is astounding.

Aside from a few, occasional temper tantrums, she might be one of the happiest four-year-old preschoolers I’ve ever met.

We, adults, can learn a lot from watching preschoolers. Play is their work. Wonder and discovery are their preferred method of learning. Laughing and being everyone’s friend is their measure of success.

Quite different from the “adulting” we do every day, isn’t it? Over-committment and responsibilities are our work. Worry and anxiety seem to overshadow wonder and discovery. We stop being everyone’s friend and laughter becomes elusive. The cruelty and injustice of the world can crowd out the wide-eyed amazement of what surrounds us on a daily basis.

What wonderful lessons we can learn from those precocious preschoolers. It’s never too late to recreate that happy childhood of play, amazement, laughter and friendship. It’s never to late to trust. Never too late to show kindness towards others. Never too late to discover something new.

Never too late to let out a belly laugh while swinging!

Annie at McGuffy’s Reader hosts a blog hop every Monday called Sparks. I’m finding that reading everyone’s “Sparks” is one of the highlights of my week. Her philosophy its simple:

The negative energy of the world has become thick and oppressive. Social media has become a part of this dare, negative storm. There is an obvious, universal need for more positive energy and peace. And, we can be a part of this affirmative change.

Also blog hopping with Sandee’s Awww Mondays over at Comedy Plus.

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14 thoughts on “Happy Childhood Sparks and Awww Monday

  1. Our daughters are millennials now, but their childhood antics are still front and center in the minds of my husband and myself. I don’t think we’ll ever stop thinking of the strong young women they’ve become as our little girls.

    (Here via Sandee’s blog)

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  2. “What wonderful lessons we can learn from those precocious preschoolers.”

    Lisa, you are soooooooooo right about that. Which is why I enjoy spending time with children because they are a constant reminder of all the important things you listed as lessons we can learn as adults, to me more like children.

    I think the two things I learn most from children is to always remain curious and stay open to spontaneity.

    Inspiring post, my friend! Love the photograph!

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  3. As always, another wonderful Spark, sweet friend.
    I am so sorry you’ve been sick.
    I did not have the flu but have had an upper respiratory thing for nearly 2 weeks now. It just seems to keep recycling itself. No complaints though because I know several people who have been hospitalized because of the flu.

    Wishing you a happy day.

    Take good care of you.
    xo.

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  4. Oh if we could just stay little. She is sooo cute and growing. Seems you were just talking about those babies and now time has flown. I’m trying hard to stay away from the flu; especially since hubby has COPD and can hardly breathe anyway. We’ve been lucky so far. Felt bad at Christmas time so hoping that was it. She’s a cute Awe Monday. 🙂

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