There’s corndogs … ahh … I’m getting ahead of myself.
Some days gross things will happen, some days awesome things will happen, some days you’ll get ice cream.
There’s plenty of reasons to dance, you just gotta look for them.
You should give people high fives just for getting outta bed.
Just treat everybody like it’s their birthday–even if they don’t deserve it.
The biggest mess-up is not forgiving other people’s mess-ups.
Try this … take a breath. Isn’t that amazing? — it’s called breathing!
… Because amazing things happen everyday.
But it’s not about what you do, it’s about who you are … and you, you’re awesome.
Even if hate has a bullhorn, love is louder!
You’re awake, you’re awesome–live like it!
Now if you excuse me, I’ve got some dancing to do!
Seems like everyday is our first day here and these are great reminders for all of us. I haven’t had a corndog craving in years! I wonder if they make them organic, vegan and gluten-free?? Well, see there, I ruined it!
Thankfully, I have discovered coconut ice cream;) I can channel all my indulgences there.
High-fives and dancing, I have down pat. But treating people like it’s there birthday even when they don’t deserve it, yikes; I suppose killing them with kindness isn’t the same gesture.
Kids offer such a great perspective. They are excited about exploration, everything is fascinating. They appreciate the littlest things. They live in the present moment. They aren’t embarrassed to show enthusiasm. Hence, they aren’t jaded and haven’t developed an ego just yet.
Sir Ken Robinson, author, and international advisor on education, said in his very popular TED talk that a group of kindergartners when asked, “Raise your hand if you’re an artist,” will all throw their hands up, excitedly. First graders, a few less hands; second graders, even less; and by the time they are in high school, only a small smattering of hands are brave enough to claim creativity.
We loose that sense of awe through the years. We loose that vigor for life, that zest for discovery.
I agree with Kid President on this one; it’s about damn time we grant ourselves the freedom to get it all back.
Children are our greatest teachers if we allow ourselves to see the world through their eyes.
Think about it, you–if you choose to–can have all those awe-inspiring things back without the inconveniences of bedwetting, fear of the boogieman, and stranger danger. As I see it, that’s bonus all around.
Now if you excuse me, I’ve got some happy friday dancing to do!
I leave you with this: In the next 48 hours, observe kids in your life or those around you (in public). See the joy on their faces, the excitement in their movements, the innocence in their intuition. What do you have to learn?
#onward in youth