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Mar 06

See Life Through the Eyes of a Child

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Sometimes we have to see life through the eyes of a child to know how great it is to live a life full of happiness

The world must really look wonderful through the eyes of a child

I spend the weekends at home with my wife and three kids and it was during one of these weekends that I realized something by watching my two little ones, Shae and Keon.  They’re two years apart with Shae being the older one at six and Keon the youngest at 4 years old.

I can see that they’re best of friends.  They’re always together at play, bath time and even on afternoon naps which is really cool. I’m happy to see them get along and love one another but it’s not always the case.

One time I was watching television while they were playing in the garage.  They were laughing really loud so from where I am, they seem to be having fun.  Great!  I can watch NBA basketball peacefully.

Not a minute after that great thought ran through my mind, I heard screaming and crying.

I spoke too soon.

Shae is now crying and running towards me because Keon took her toy and won’t give it back.

I can just smile with what happened.

One minute their friends, the next minute they’re at each other’s throats already.

This is where I realized how great it is to be a child again or at least see life through their eyes.  Here’s why:

 

Kids are willing to take risks

Whenever we see them jump from one couch to another or drive their bicycles as fast as they could, as parents we get worried.  We immediately tell them to stop because we don’t want them to get hurt.

For the children, doing these things is their way of testing their limitations.  They don’t put into consideration if they’ll get hurt or not.  They take risks.

Most of us adults are afraid to take risks. We love staying in our comfort zones.  We take into account what others will say about us.  Sometimes, we have to reinvent ourselves and take risks for our lives to progress.

 

Kids do what they want as long as they’re happy

They run, jump, throw things around, and leave a lot of mess.  They will only stop when we reprimand them.  They’re free-spirited and have no worries or regrets inside them.

Adults need some play time too.  Away from the laptops and the hectic halls of the office.  We need to unwind and forget the worries even for just a day.  Take our minds off the problems life has been giving us.

 

Kids don’t  hold grudges

Even if kids quarrel, I noticed that they don’t hold grudges.  As soon as one of them says sorry to the other, fight is over.  They’re playmates again.  And they play as if nothing happened.

For us adults, fights last for days, months, years, or even decades.  It’s always a game of who will say sorry first.  We had an earlier post about forgiveness that you can read here.

 

Kids are easier to please

If you want a child to stop crying, you only have to offer either a candy or a trip to the nearest mall.  Problem solved.  They don’t need to have a car, or a big house to be contented.  You know what I mean already.  Some of us do not appreciate what we have.

It’s not bad to long for greater things but you must be realistic and be contented with what you have.

 

Kids appreciate their parents’ presence

My little boy always asks me every Sunday if Mom and Dad has work tomorrow.  He enjoys time with the family, all of us being around and doing things together.  They appreciate the people they love.

This is what us adults usually forget.  To appreciate our loved ones.  Sometimes we’re all too busy with our careers that we tend to take for granted the people around us.

 

Sometimes, we have to learn to see life through the eyes of a child especially during the trying times.  We need to go back to that time when we didn’t care what others will say, when we didn’t worry about anything but to play and enjoy our days with other children.

 

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Noel Rosos

About Noel Rosos

Noel is a husband, father, author, performance coach and self-proclaimed FAILUROLOGIST who helps business owners and struggling individuals convert their failures into opportunities through inspiring blog posts, life-changing books and exceptional one-on-one coaching sessions

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  1. Robert Petrie

    It is true, kids have such fun, they have no fear and they see no risk in anything they do. They live life to the full and are curious about everything. It is important to nurture this and not fob them off when we think we are to busy to give them time, we should always give them time and encourage them. A thoughtful post.

    1. Noel Rosos
      Noel Rosos

      thank you for your comment Robert. Do you have kids too? How many?

      1. Robert Petrie

        Yes I have one who is all grown up now, but I still take time to always encourage him and to follow his own path.

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      Noel Rosos

      thank you for bringing this up! It’s probably a browser issue because I immediately tested this upon reading your comment and didn’t encounter the same problem. Are you using a PC or a mobile device?

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  3. Sarah Bucu

    I love this post, Noel. I believe that in order to understand and survive this crazy & at time cruel world, we need to start looking at it in the eyes of a child.

    1. Noel Rosos
      Noel Rosos

      Thanks Ms. Sarah I totally agree. Life is so simple and unfiltered in the eyes of a child. No drama, no biases. Just plain black and white which adults sometimes have difficulty with.

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