You can learn things from the little ones.
Especially the little ones.
There is something so honest and naive and refreshing and carefree and adventurous and innocent about being in their presence. And these are things that we should never lose touch of.
I spent the day with my two cousins. I was hesitant about putting what I needed to get done aside, but after taking them to the park, I wanted to stay out even longer. The anxiety I was feeling earlier that day vanished, and soon we were running around a field, playing chase, jumping off of swings, kicking a ball around, climbing to the top of bleachers, running across the street to pet horses, and taking on the world.
Or, at least that’s what it felt like it.
“Thirty minutes,” I told them before we left. But that thirty minutes turned into an hour, and then two, and then a text from my aunt— “Where are you guys?”
If anyone can teach us something, especially about our spirits, it’s the little ones.
You don’t have to jump off a swing or play catch to experience being carefree or adventurous. You don’t have to visit a playground, or a farm, or your old high school track to be honest, naive, or innocent.
We can incorporate these things into our everyday lives. We can remind ourselves to get out. To throw our arms in the air. To not care for a few moments. To not remember. To forget. To live like nothing else matters than the moments we have right now.
I don’t know what makes for the perfect concoction of happiness.
But I know these things are apart of it.
Watch and learn.
The little ones are a lot smarter than we think they are.