Sometimes life lessons come from the most unsuspecting teachers. Many of us may think that we need to seek out wise elders or gurus to teach us the wisdoms of the world, but many a lesson can be taught to us from a very surprising source……no not the Dali Lama……no not Mother Theresa,but from a cute, grubby faced little 8 year old who has just made the best mud pie ever…..that’s right our children. Is it their honesty; simplicity; humour; untainted view or could it be some of the wonderful things that they now teach them at school? They learn to think laterally, they learn resilience, they learn about catrastophe scales (see post under stress “Catastrophe Scale”); they learn about recycling, being green and so much more….. What things have you learn’t from young ones??
I remember my son asking me to play Lego (building blocks) with him many, many years ago. Being a bit of an always busy, tidy freak mummy back then I was not so much playing but really tidying his blocks up, he said to me “Can you please stop tidying and just PLAY with me?” Ouch!!!! Shot down by a 4 year old. I did not think he would realise what I was doing. I felt bad and realised that he just wanted my time, sometimes we just need to play like a child and leave our chores for another time. This lesson is true even if there are no children about……play like a child, think like a child and laugh like a child………Life is not always to be taken so seriously.
What have young ones taught you???????