Remaining a Child at Heart

Growing up is overrated.  If you've read Angels and Demons or The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, you would know that the protagonist, college professor Robert Langdon, wears a Mickey Mouse watch to remind him to always be a child at heart.  It is imprtant to play like a child and dream like one, but it is also vitally important to remain a child at heart in everything that we do.

Every time I observe my son play, I see its significance.  He watches the world with wonder.  Every time we go anywhere outside, his face is lit up with amazement and excitement. He discovers life with pure curiosity.  From toy balls to leaves and grass, he examines every little thing like it's the first time he has touched it (which is the case half of the time).  He looks at the world without prejudgement.  The littlest things make him happy (currently, an Elmo doll).

99.9% of the time, I am teaching something to my son.  How to stay a child at heart is what he teaches me.

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