This morning a friend and business partner made a post about a text she received last night from her daughter. The post talked about how grateful she was for my friend and how proud she was to call her mom. While I read this post it reminded me that we really can learn a lot when we we look through the eyes of a child.
I thought I would share some insights that I find interesting while watching, listening and talking with kids of all ages. First, kids are very quick to forgive and not just forgive but to forget. They can get their feelings hurt when their best friend says something or does something that hurts their feelings but typically they sulk for a few minutes and then they get over it back to being BFF they go. (Yes, I did just say BFF in my blog #getoverit)
Second, kids look at things very simply and they have the ability to find the good in others. Kids usually have some very basic needs; to be fed, to be loved and to give love. Very simple! When a child’s needs are met they feel loved and most are very willing to show that same love with gratitude.
Lastly, I find that kids are not so selfish that they want to kill, steal and destroy the dreams of those around them. I have actually experienced the opposite with kids; they find a way to band together to help each other achieve their goals. I remember as a kid when my buddies and I would get a wild hair and come up with a crazy idea we would all pitch in and do our best to make it happen and the crazy thing about it, none of us wanted any credit for the work we did and regardless of the outcome, we were usually pretty happy with what we did.
I started to write a little about how adults are just the opposite but decided instead to ask you to take a look in the mirror and take note of how you might have lost that kid inside of you. Please comment below on how you can find that little you again and let’s make the world in which we live a much better place.