I would define CHILDREN as the happiest creatures in the world. Oh, don’t you just envy their enthusiasm and high-spirits!
In my pondering, I realize that there are really some great things that we can learn from them- the actual simple reasons why they are always happy.
Here we go…
#1: Children love unconditionally.
They don’t have any hidden motives or agenda. They don’t say “I love you IF you are…”, or “I love you WHEN you…”…they just simply love for the mere fact of loving someone.
I remember one time when my daughter, Gaby told me that she loves me. I asked her why and I was astonished with her response: “Because I am happy with you.” My heart just melts with joy every time I remember that.
#2: Children apologize and forgive easily.
Unlike adults, children don’t hold grudges. They get angry and fight, but they make up easily and then forget about what happened– as if it never happened at all. There’s no wonder why most adults are bitter– ’cause we usually fool ourselves by forgiving but not forgetting.
#3: Children live in the present moment.
They don’t worry about tomorrow, nor dwell in the past. They are enjoying living the PRESENT! On the contrary, most adults can’t let go of their past experiences and they are always busy planning about the future and they missed out the opportunities that the present hold.
#4: Children don’t complicate things.
Things are simple for them. There are no “gray areas”. They only know the Right & Wrong. and the Good & Bad– not the“somewhat right” or “wrong only if…”
#5: They laugh their hearts out and they have fun a lot!
#6: They are easily pleased and find joy in simple things.
Just compare the response that you get when you give a candy or ice cream to a child and to an adult.
#7: They don’t lie about how they feel.
Children let you know when they are upset or happy. They do not hide their emotions. Now when you ask an adult if there is something wrong, what is the common response? Most often than not, they say “I’m Fine” even if they’re not. So the negative emotions or feelings dwells in their hearts until the time when they would just explode!
#8: Children love being hugged and kissed a lot; and they are generous in giving hugs and kisses!
#9: Children are curious and loves to learn new things.
It boosts their self-esteem when they get to learn something, and this gives them happiness. Unfortunately, most adults have the tendency to become complacent and idle.
#10: Children know what they like and they don’t like.
If you ask a child what he or she wants, you get an answer right away… why is it that when we ask ourselves what we want, it is as if we’re answering a trigonometry equation?
Now, who says only adults can teach?
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