I think there are many of us, who have felt one time or another... that we would be better off if we could have kept our life simple, like when we were a child. We had more fun, enjoyed the little things and didn't worry half as much.
Yesterday I got to spend the day with one of my great- nieces and it always reminds me of the simple joys of life. My sister-in-law took this picture of us, while my little great niece was just looking at a book. We laughed when we realized what book it was 50 WAYS TO A BETTER YOU for Dummies. :)
I think we all could be a little bit better, if we would just remember to be a little more childlike.
Simple but true!
Good night dear friends!
I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an eight-year-old again.
I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four-star restaurant.
I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make a sidewalk with rocks.
I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.
I want to run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer's day.
I want to return to a time when life was simple, when all you knew were colors, multiplication tables and nursery rhymes, but that didn't bother you because you didn't know what you didn't know and you didn't care.All you knew was to be happy, because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.
I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good.
I want to believe that anything is possible. I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.
I want to live simply again. I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive when there are more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness and loss of loved ones.
I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, mankind and making angels in the snow.
I want to play with my pets and my days of imagination to last forever.
So here are my checkbook and my car keys, my credit card bills and my 401(k) statements. I am officially resigning from adulthood.
And if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me first because,"Tag! You're it!"
by Author Unknown
"Children make you want to start life over." ~ Muhammad Ali
"Children are our most valuable natural resource." ~ Herbert Hoover
"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." ~ Angela Schwindt