conscious wellbeing for ourselves & our world
As I grow older I sometimes feel as if the responsibility of adulthood has buried away part of my inner child. When I was a child each new day was full of enchantment, adventures to be had in both playing and learning. Adulthood is a time of embracing a more challenging world of being an adult surviving, stressing at times and wondering about the future. Swing time has now become Pay the bills time. Grand Adventures are often up keeping the home so our castles stay in good shape. Yet, that child within me sparks, it remembers what it was like to be full of fun, mischief and laughter. Today I watched some children walking on their way to school, their laughter and delight in stopping to make snow balls, made me smile. Having fun just for the pure delight of it. I realized that part of having fun is being able to let go and act like a child again. A little fun combats stress and often leads to creative inspiration.
I can feel my inner child stirring in my heart, remembering the excitement of the seasons changing. Watching the snow melt into puddles and then walking through them in rubber boots. I can still feel the cool water and hear the sound of water as I walked through it. Spring would burst forth into long summer days, picking wildflowers, building forts and rafts to sail the small creek in front of our house, beach days and lazy rainy days reading books. Children show that fun doesn’t have to be carefully planned and scheduled into the day. Today my inner child longs to explore just for the fun of it, I want to go for a walk and leave my footprints in the snow, feel the crisp air on my nose. Finding fun in unexpected places is a joy that cannot be taken away. Every day still can be a day of personal celebration, even when things aren’t necessarily going my way. Just the thought lifts my spirit, and the lesson’s to be learned in doing so, can keep me carefree and make me want to laugh everyday…and walk my way into the adventures of spring.