This weekend was Father’s Day, and my husband decided to celebrate by doing all of Little Miss’ favorite things. What a fun weekend we had! We kept it simple – went on a boat ride and went to the beach, and also spent plenty of time just hanging out at the house with each other.

It made me realize how quickly she is growing up, and how we so often miss the chance to thoroughly enjoy our children. I know all too often I get caught up in schedules I’m trying to meet, a bad day at work, or simply wanting to “zone out”, that I don’t fully rejoice in the wonder that is seeing the World through a child’s eyes.

I love this child’s meditation I found the other day.  It’s so simple, but a wonderful reminder that going back to basics and seeing through the eyes of a child.  Whether it’s blowing bubbles, reading your child’s favorite book with them, or skipping down the street, I challenge you to let go of all your worries and live like a child this week!

If you have children, spend some extra time seeing the world through their eyes and appreciating the wonderful people they are.  If you don’t have children, spend some time getting back to your childhood roots and be a little silly and carefree.  You’ll feel much better because of it! 



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10 thoughts on “Live A Little: See Through the Eyes of a Child

  1. So this is the second Live a Little post that made me cry happy tears. How beautiful to be reminded to live in the shoes of a child for a moment. Especially with it being summer, this is a much needed reminder. Kids are so amazing but we can forget that in our hustle and bustle of life. Thank you!

  2. Thank you so much for joining in, and thank you for an important reminder. I completely agree – children teach us so much about life the way they see the world. What happens to us when we grow up..? 🙁

  3. I LOVED this post!

    You know I´m a yogi, and well, I can relate to chakra.

    But I just spent the evening with middle man, son #2. His father is in London on business, so Esten and I attended his formal end of middle school party together. All dressed up and he chose to sit beside me instead of his friends….that was big for me. Oh and elementary and middle school here are one in the same. So we reflected upon his school years via powerpoint from first to seventh grade. I cried. It really does go fast 🙁

    Klem (hugs),
    Kimberly

  4. What an eye opener! So many times we are swept up in the daily hustle and bustle and can easily lose sight of the simple pleasures in life! This post definitely makes me want to take a step back and try to see things through the eyes of my two year old daughter…who’s love and zest for life is indescribable!

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