Spontaneous childhood joy

I believe as we get older, we lose our childhood ability to experience spontaneous joy. While many of us love to see snow with all its glistening beauty…we love it mainly from inside a warm home drinking hot chocolate and wearing fuzzy slippers. Especially when the temps are sub-freezing.

However, there are times when a little child will lead them. And, in my case, it was two children leading their Nana outside to sled. Well….there was no sledding for this old gal, but I did capture some expressions of joy as they sledded down the very tame inclines of our yard. To the more experienced sledder, this would not even be classified as “sledding,” but to these two, it resulted in at least an hour of giggles and smiles.

Let’s begin the week on a fun note. Monday’s need all the smiles they can get.

First we have sled surfing….

…with expected results.

And whatever big sister does, little sister follows. Pete and Repeat.

I will never forget the expressions on their faces.

Sled. Fall off. Giggle. Repeat.

I wish experiences of spontaneous joy this week that brings a smile to your face. Linking up with Sandee’s Awww Monday over at Comedy Plus.


9 thoughts on “Spontaneous childhood joy

  1. Awww, so precious. Having fun is a good thing. At my age I’d break something trying to do this.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, my friend. ♥

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  2. Such beautiful girls, great shots. I love spending time with my 2 great nieces, one is 4 and one is almost 2. They do make me forget my problems and find joy in little things. XO

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  3. I agree, Lisa, I think it’s so important for us to always hold onto the “child” within us so that we not only experience spontaneous joy, but also so that we keep a part of us that sees through the eyes a child.

    Your photographs really capture the essence of childlike joy and abandonment, you can see it in their faces!

    As someone who loves winter, cold, and snow, these images brought a huge smile to face 🙂

    One of my favorite thing to do after a big snowfall is to run through the snow in the park and throw myself on ground and make snow angels!

    Thanks so much for sharing the JOY, my friend!

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