This post is also available in: Spanish

be a kid again

Children have wisdom beyond their years and unfortunately as we grow up we tend to forget some of the things that came naturally to us as kids. The older we get the more we tend to shift our thinking away from those pure thoughts we had as kids but sometimes kids understand life better than we do. Here are a few lessons we can pick up from the little ones in our lives:

  1. Believe you can do anything! Erase the phrase ‘I cant’ out of your vocabulary. Kids believe they can do anything and we should too, get rid of self-defeating limitations and believe in yourself again!
  2. There’s a positive to everything! Kids tend to focus on the positive side of every situation and tend not to notice the negative, while we tend to focus on what went wrong and what should have happened instead. When you find yourself disappointed by something remember that there’s always a lesson to be learned and every cloud has a silver lining.
  3. Be happy when you do good! We tend to get so caught up in life that we brush off the positive things that happen to us instead of enjoying them. Even the most minor achievements should be celebrated, be proud of yourself when you do something good and enjoy the moment.
  4. It’s what’s on the inside that counts. Kids don’t yet have preconceived ideas of who they should or shouldn’t be friends with, they either enjoy playing with someone or they don’t and looks are never a part of their decision making process.  Let yourself get to know someone who doesn’t necessarily fit your ideal outer image, you may find you have more in common than you thought.
  5. Have fun wherever you are. Kids always find something fun to do even when they’re doing the most boring chores, they have a way to make even washing dishes seem like fun. Look for something interesting in everything you do, let life happen without trying to control every detail and you might end up actually enjoying that boring to-do list!
This article was contributed
by Jacqueline M. Banks.