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Lessons from the Little Ones

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Kids are enthusiastic about life, eager to learn, and curious about everything. Even though kids still have a lot to learn, just observing them can teach us many practical life lessons.Here are just a few.

Ė For better or worse, kids do not plan a thing they do. They live spontaneously, taking in every uncertain moment for all itís worth. It would be foolish to say that proper time management and planning is unnecessary in adulthood. However, it would also be foolish to ignore all the opportunities that spontaneously present themselves at unplanned instants throughout our lifetime.

Kids are never concerned with their lack of qualifications. If they have never done something before, they are eager to test the waters. If they fail, they brush themselves off and take another stab at it .

Ė Kids exercise all the time, not because itís healthy, but because itís fun. They participate in sports, climb trees, play tag, etc. For some reason we forget that exercise can be fun. Itís just a matter of finding an active, healthy activity we actually enjoy doing.

A childís mind is wide open to all the world has to offer-be open to new experiences & opportunities.

Mistakes are often gateways to new experiences and educational growth.

Kids observe the people around them with enthusiastic intensity. They typically mimic the actions that work and ignore the ones that donít. As we grow older we tend to become less observant, instead relying solely on formal instruction for expanding our skill set. We forget how well we learned when we were young by simply observing others.

Kids harness their imagination to discover new things about both themselves and the world around them. It is our imagination that drives both our dreams and our curiosity to chase them.

Kids wear their feelings all over their face, visible for all to see. You never have to guess as to whether they are happy, sad, angry or indifferent. Adults, on the other hand, conceal their feelings from others, making it much more difficult to read their reaction and determine how they feel. Openly expressing your feelings makes communication easier and maintains sincerity in your life.

Kids donít need a bunch of best selling toys in order to enjoy themselves. Put a kid in a puddle and watch him cheerfully splash around. Give a kid permission to chase the cat around the house for a couple minutes, the giggles will be contagious. Or just tickle a kid until he is beet red from laughter. All of these are simple pleasures that children love to partake in. It should serve as a reminder that some of the best things in life are free.

Have a great day & let your spark shine!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MOMMACASSEY 6/3/2013 1:53PM

    Aw, you'll never guess who this reminds me of!

I could see my little girls in so many of these pictures, and I am trying to remind myself all the time how much I can learn from them.

Last night, I made Baby Girl Cassey clean up one of her messes, and she stopped and stared at it with her hands on her hips for a moment, saying loudly, "Oh, gross! That's disgusting!"

How easily she grew from "Yucky!"

Thanks for the reminders! My girls and I love you, Aunt Sami!

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JANEMARIE77 6/3/2013 1:40PM

    love this blog I just got to spend a few days with a 2 and 5 year old they where so fun
I thing I learned was "Ta Da " and "I did it" jump off the sofa "Ta Da", got the color right" I did it" and so forth they are thrilled with the things they do amazing and pleased that they could do it Their GiGi took video for me of them ta daing I play it a least once a day and give myself a few Ta DAs and I did it everyday Give it a try it's wonderful to be happy with the little things Thanks so much for sharing

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JUMPINJULIE 5/31/2013 11:35PM

    Great blog.

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SHARON10002 5/31/2013 8:37AM

    Thanks for reminding me to have fun! I know I have a hard time finding the inner child within me. Thanks for the reminder to emoticon n up! emoticon

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    i loved the blog though I do have to be careful with my facial impressions. LOL. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABIBEAR 5/29/2013 11:51PM

    Thanks for Sharing Sami!!!!

You have a way of always getting me to look at things in a different way! I really appreciate that!!!! emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 5/29/2013 7:11PM

    Sami you always come up with the best blogs. emoticon

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KELTIC-CARA 5/29/2013 2:20PM

    Absolutely a fantastic blog; I just love the pictures and the message is a great reminder to us adults not to be so serious all the time.

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MADAMES 5/29/2013 1:49PM

    I love the thoughts, and I really love the pictures!!

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LINDAKAY228 5/29/2013 11:56AM

    Aw the kids are all so cute! And the reminders are awesome! Have great day!

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GRNDMOM43 5/29/2013 11:30AM

    Another wonderful and beautiful blog! emoticon

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DLDMIL 5/29/2013 11:25AM

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1CRAZYDOG 5/29/2013 10:50AM

    This is awesome! We definitely need to become mre childlike. Not all bad!! HUGS

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MPETERSON2311 5/29/2013 10:34AM

    great job Sami!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 5/29/2013 10:33AM

    How precious and fun.

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CONNIER64 5/29/2013 10:18AM

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LAURELSPARK 5/29/2013 10:02AM

    Great always have the best ideas!

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KATIEM929 5/29/2013 9:54AM

    Adorable, and so true. Thanks for sharing!

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