Now that Norah is transforming into this tiny little human, I am really noticing what that ‘innocence of a child’ phrase truly means.
Her thoughts and observances are so simple. “Mommy, look- the sky is blue!” She was SO excited to show me that this morning, and even more thrilled that a crow flew by while we were looking up. “A bird mommy! a bird!!! it’s FFLY-ing!” (she emphasizes her pronunciation sometimes.. almost like she is teaching me the word… so adorable)
Well to me- I was not thrilled to see the pesky bird that is constantly scattering our garbage all over the road on garbage day…
But to Norah–this was exciting/amazing/beautiful! A black bird flying in the blue sky; a simplistic picture of her view from our front door.
I wonder how less stressful our lives would be if we removed a lot of the complicated thoughts and emotions, and observed life like a toddler.
Obviously we cannot be ignorant to the world around us now that we are adults and are aware of issues such as global warming, pollution, forest fires, war.
However, on days I feel overwhelmed in my adult life, I find it very refreshing to look through my toddler’s eyes- to remind us of the simple beauty surrounding us; to remind us of how exciting it is to discover new things/ideas; to remind us of what truely makes us happy; to remind us to be silly and laugh often..
Until next time..T. xx