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I can count hundreds of things that we can learn from little kids but for this post I would love to confine to three. Little kids, number three, gel well, I think so. And here I go…
1.Play, Fight and Forget. Yesterday there was a fight. I think every day there is a fight. The fight was between my son and his gang of friends. They seem to be pro at it. Every now and then these kids come to my home and report that X has said something to Y, Y has pushed Z and Z has decided to take X and Y to home. So when they come, I immediately take up my position as an inspector, detective, lawyer, judge and then finally as a counselor. And after analysis, when I get ready with my moral, well crafted, well prepared speech, ready to be delivered in best of my rising tone in their front , these boys run back. And I feel foolish and small in front of them. But I love them for letting go.
So, the lesson learnt from these Play Fighters is: Play, Fight, Forget and Let go .
2.Charging Happiness. Few days back I felt I was attacked by Dementors, who sapped my happiness and left me cold and sad (Dementors from Harry Potter). I tried to work, but couldn’t. I tried to focus, but couldn’t. I tried to read, but couldn’t. And then, when my son came back from school, I decided to spend my time with him. He took me to his world, made me playful, this worked and I was happy again. We watched Stuart Little, made paper planes, paper boats and drew some crazy stuff and I felt immediately charged up. Although, half of the time he drains me, but I also know how he works as my happiness charger.
So, the lesson two learnt from them is, be in their company and keep on charging your happiness batteries.
3.Creativity, inquisitiveness, and focus. Observe these kids when they draw, sketch, play or watch TV. They are highly focused and you may find it truly difficult to divert their attention. They do what they love, one thing at a time and no multitasking. Their focus is always at its peak.
And have you ever seen these kids engaged in drawing? They can draw the sun, the moon, the starts, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, Barbie, Hot wheels and abc and xyz all together in one combo pack of A-4 size sheet. Can you believe it? The colours of their sky can be black, grey or mauve and the ground can be of blue, purple or dark yellow and yes when you laugh and giggle at their art, don’t be surprised if one of them says to you, “it is not that funny.” And when in their inquisitive mode, they fire questions such as why circle is not square, why the Sun is not the moon, why can’t we see air or walk on it and why can’t we drink air for that matter, making you truly crazy and giving challenge to your Einsteinian mind, I bet, you simply love them for that. These little Helloweens every day teach us to be creative, inquisitive and highly focused.
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They love us for what we are, without any demands and without any reservations. We shout them at night and next morning they open their eyes and wish us good morning with their sweetest smile making our day happier and brighter. They hug and kiss us without any expectations. They teach us to be fearless and audacious, innocent and how to laugh irresistible. They do not care what others talk about them, they are happy the way they are. They teach us how to love, be selfless and be egoless. They are dreamers, Prince and Princess of their imaginary world.
Let us walk into their worlds, spend some time there and learn the lessons to find happiness and how to laugh without any cause!