Is yours alive and well?

Aubrey 1I think there is a child in all of us. One that still loves the excitement of a surprise or a present wrapped with frilly bows. Charles Fillmore said, “It is the childlike mind that finds the kingdom.”

I believe it is the child in us that loves the rush of the wind in our face and the waves breaking upon our feet. That it is the child in us that appreciates walking through thick green grass and catching the blades of grass between our toes. I believe it is the child in us that really loves when others can’t and the child in us that sees the good when others won’t.

It’s been too long since I looked up at the clouds to see the images they formed–like white puffy marshmallows, little cherub angels laying on clouds or maybe teddy bears and such.

It’s important to remember, though we are adults, there is still fun in life. Like today, it’s Friday. Remember in school, how thrilled we were to know it was Friday? We would have two whole days of no school. Friday nights meant football games and dates. Saturday we would get to sleep in, if we were lucky, either an afternoon at the theatre or for sure Saturday night. Sunday would be church and lunch with the family.

Perhaps if we would hang on to the child inside we might see our life a little brighter, for sure we’d have more fun.

Maybe I can talk my sister into playing “pick-up sticks, hop-scotch or jacks” today, why don’t you join us.

How about you, is the child in you still alive and well and having fun?

About Susan Reichert

President of Southern Author Serivces; President of Collierville Christian Writers Group; Retired Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine. Southern Author Services promotes and highlights authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Lives in the South.
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