Through The Eyes of A Toddler

On the way to pre-school today, I heard a laugh from the backseat. Lil Man was pointing to the vehicle in front of us. It was an SUV type vehicle that had a back wiper. And since it was raining, the wiper was moving. He thought it was funny to watch it move back and forth. And it got me to thinking.... How often do I rush through life not really seeing the things around me? Busy, busy, busy, rush, rush, rush - and at what cost? Have you ever stopped to see things through the eyes of a toddler? 

 

I've watched my son: 

Stop playing to stop and watch a bird fly across the sky. 

Watch a bug crawl on a stick. 

See a bee sitting gently on a flower. 

Watch the grass and leaves sway in the wind. 

Hear an unfamiliar sound and ask "What's dat?"

Follow an airplane across the sky with excitement and wonder. 

Look for the moon every night. 

Sing off key and loudly without a care in the world. 

Hear music, look up at me, no matter where that might be and say 'Dance' - even if it's in the middle of the grocery store. 

Show sympathy when he hears a baby cry or sees another child hurt or sad. 


How many times have we brushed people and their concerns away simply because we are too busy or too uncaring to take a moment for them. I've witnessed my son hear a child cry somewhere in the store and with concern look up to tell me that a baby is crying.

 

I encourage you to take a moment. Put the phone down, turn away from the TV, the tablet, the computer screen, the distractions in your life, and see your surroundings through the eyes of a child.

Take a moment to take in the wonder around you.

 

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