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Like a Kid

“Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.” – Miguel Angel Ruiz

On the way out of dinner with the running group last night, we stopped at the game where you use a crane to win a stuffed animal. When we pass those machines, our first thoughts are “you never win” or “that’s for kids.” Well, we won five out of six times and we were giggling like kids.

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Next time you pass one of those machines, drop in a dollar. Or drop a few quarters in the bubble gum machine. It’s pretty easy and more than alright to feel like a kid again. Unravel your complicated life if only for a moment. Dare to have fun, play and laugh every day. Pretty simple.

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Our thoughts are not the truth 😉

    November 6, 2014
  2. laura eckert #

    I see the Barry talent now coming out in the two of you! How fun to act like a kid in this grown up world we have been forced into!

    November 6, 2014
    • Thanks Laura – no one like Jeanne’s smile and laugh to keep us young.

      November 6, 2014
  3. love the quote – great post

    November 6, 2014
  4. They have one down at the local pizza parlor – I’ll have to give it a try. 😉

    November 6, 2014

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