“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” Angela Schwindt
But until now, she is easily amazed by simple things. She says wow at flying birds, even those that just sit on wires. She looks at raindrops with awe. She sees them as water dancing. She marvels at airplanes (and that is every five minutes in the mornings because we live near the airport). She loves to watch lizards, ants, centipedes and just about anything.
The first word that came out of my daughter Helene’s mouth was “WOW!” She was then three months old. Whenever she cries, we place her in front of a tree and the moment she sees the leaves swaying in the wind, she begins to smile.
She is so delighted at games like peek-a-boo and horsey-horsey. She has a great sense of wonder.
Isn’t it that when we grow old, we tend to lose our sense of wonder?
We do not marvel at small things anymore like little children do.
When kids see rainbows they clap with joy, amazed at its many different colors. But when adults see a rainbow they say, “Oh gosh, it rained.” When children see a butterfly, they chase it with much excitement. But when grownups see butterflies, they say, “Oh, someone died.”
Today let us bring back wonder!