It was a sunny afternoon and I was spending some lovely bonding time with my 7 months old in a park. I laid her on a soft cotton sheet and watched her play with leafs, grass roots and dry branches. She was curious towards everything she saw and touched, and the innocence was reflected in her eyes and on her face. Her ability to appreciate simple things like birds, grass and trees amazed and touched me deeply.
As adults, we all have so many goals to achieve, so many standards to uphold and so many buckets of the past that we cannot let go. Too often we are immersed in our grown-up world that we forget it does not take much for us to smile, laugh and enjoy our day to day life. The inspiration of living and enjoying the moment does not come from others, but lies within ourselves. That is something I learnt from my little angel.
The little child
After thirty something years
I finally realise
There is a simple way to enjoy every day’s life.
No matter how big or small
No matter how dark or bright
It will always guide me back to the path of right.
It does not require a superman or woman
It has nothing to do with the wallet size
And don’t laugh at the beggar at road side
He or she might have a happier day than you just had.
Ask ourselves this question
Why we grow older and supposedly wiser but not able to smile more often?
What changed that little heart of ours used to drench in simple satisfaction
Now is a trench that can’t be filled by enough complication?
There is a mini me inside everyone’s soul
That is untarnished by all the greed and need
Go home and spend some time alone
Talk to the mini me and be acquainted again.
This little child of yourself
Will lead you through the maze of life
It is the original version of you
No need to copy anyone else for sure.
When you make peace with that child
You will find windows and doors appear in the walls of your house
Light can now shine through because you have unlocked the mystery box.
Then go on living your normal life
Be it whatever you like
But do remember the little child
Watching and giggling inside you and asking for a one on one, from time to time.