Become Like a Little Child

September 27, 2006

We can learn a lot from children. Their carefree attitude and unending optimism are downright inspiring. Perhaps you remember a time when you viewed the world with wide-eyed wonder and felt the joy of complete abandon.

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If you find yourself feeling hopeless today, take heart. Life’s disappointments may have temporarily knocked you down, but you don’t have to stay there.

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Try this: go to a playground, find a swing, and abandon yourself to a time of pure, carefree play. As you fly through the air, picture all of your cares being swept away, yourself become freer with each pass.

Note: That’s what I didΒ after work yesterday. I became like a little child. πŸ™‚

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12 Responses to “Become Like a Little Child”

  1. lx Says:

    well said, Jemima! We could all learn a thing or two from the child’s innocence, naivety and outlook in life … emmm … minus the diapers, of course! πŸ˜€

    Haha.. one day, when we are very very very old, we will have to wear diapers again. πŸ˜‰

  2. zeroimpact Says:

    Yes… the child… the shining light of hope and happiness
    I’m 3 most of the time so I guess I’m happy eh… so next time just look at me and smile LOL
    Just kidding
    It’s great to know you played on the swing like a child, I’d like to also… it’s just so nice
    Let your worries fly with the gushing wind into your face and hair…
    I bet you feel better now… but nonetheless… you can still be a child again anytime you want… I’ll be another child standing beside you
    πŸ™‚

    Thanks, my dearest child-friend. HUGS! πŸ˜€

  3. LM Says:

    cannot lah.. the child’s boundless energy, impossible man! πŸ™‚

    Sit on a swing also cannot??? Of course, you can. It’s possible, my friend. πŸ˜‰

  4. Gallivanter Says:

    Let’s roll out the logo sets for old time’s sake. LOL

    Haha.. Yep, let’s do that. πŸ˜†

  5. Sha Says:

    My favourite age to be is 4 years old. So carefree, and so adored by everyone. No worries, not even about school. All I did the whole day was play with my dolls, watch TV and bask in the overflowing attention from everyone lol.

    I’m sure you were a cute 4-yr-old. πŸ˜‰

  6. moz monster Says:

    Someone told me I’ve never really grown up. Lucky me.

    Hehe.. Lucky you. πŸ˜‰

  7. azhan Says:

    being child.. sometimes i missed that as well, eventhough i’m still a teenager. but the best thing above all being little children is “kids says the darnest things!”

    Haha.. They do, don’t they? πŸ˜‰

  8. Kyels Says:

    I do that sometimes; go and play in the playground. I know I can be cranky but well, I know that deep within me I could be a child again. Not all the time though. But it’s good to throw all worries and be happy for once.
    (:

    Kyels, I’m still trying very hard to achieve the happiness I truly deserve. πŸ˜‰


  9. ‘… children. Their carefree attitude and unending optimism’
    The poor ignorant fools! Bwahahahaahaaa! πŸ™‚
    ‘felt the joy of complete abandon.’
    Yes, my parents ran away from home! πŸ™‚
    ‘Life’s disappointments may have temporarily knocked you down, but you don’t have to stay there.’
    I like it down here. There’s less distance to fall. πŸ˜‰
    ‘As you fly through the air, picture all of your cares being swept away’
    Um … mine broke. Something big fat and heavy sat on it … um … I think it was a hippo! Yes, yes, a hippo when no one was watching … it just looked like I was sitting on it! πŸ™‚
    Seriously though, nice post. πŸ™‚
    I spent my lunch break working out at the gym at work … about time I used it a little. πŸ™‚
    In the same way that some peopel turn their frown upside down, I was planning on turning my fat upside down … till it hit me in the face … then I turned it back up the right way and vowed to get rid of the stuff … it’s dangerous stuff! It bruised me FACE!!! πŸ™‚
    Oh wait, did I say ‘Seriously’ before! Bwahahahaaaa! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for your hilarious comments. They’re great pick-me-ups. πŸ˜€
    Good Luck at the gym, my friend. πŸ˜‰

  10. Lex Says:

    there’s nothing compared to a child like faith

    That’s true. πŸ™‚

  11. LM Says:

    sit on a swing jemima? the swing will come crashing down!

    Hehe.. then we have to find you a bigger & stronger swing. πŸ˜‰

  12. bodicea Says:

    Swings have always been my favourite in the playground ^^
    nice post.

    They’re mine, too. πŸ™‚


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