What would the world be like if we all saw things through the eyes of a child?
My daughter and I went on a LONG walk through the city. The weather was wonderful so I thought we should take advantage of the days while they last. As we walked I began to look at our city and think to myself "What a horrible place. It's dirty, the people are rude, there are stray dogs everywhere, cars honking and people shouting."
But then I began to watch my daughter and the way she saw things.
When I saw trash, she saw beautiful, colorful things reflecting in the sun. The dirty, barking stray dogs were wonderful and interesting creatures to wave, point and smile at. Annoying loud music blaring in the cars as they sped by were just a great reason to dance and clap.
Often times we get stuck on only seeing and focusing on the negative side of things. Our culture thrives on things to complain about. The media is filled with everything that is wrong with the world. If we could all step back for a few moments and see things as a child, it might just add a little more joy to our day.
“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."