Out of the Mouth of Babes

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Kids on tree

“A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason. To always be curious. To know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” Paulo Coelho.

 

Hello amazing peeps again.

This is what happened on Monday.

I was having one of those days, I hadn’t meditated in a few days and I was sitting on the sofa, wrapped in a blanket feeling sorry for myself as the kids played.

Our 9 year old daughter came bounding into the room with all the energy of a puppy and just as happy.  It didn’t matter what anyone said or she was asked to do, she would just reply in a happy, high pitched tone and do it.  I watched and listen with delight and thought that that is what I wanted to be all the time.  So I asked

Me: ‘Kita, can you teach me to be like you?’

Kita: ‘Sure!’

She said bounding even more with excitement even at being asked. 

Me: ‘Well, what’s the first rule of being Kita?’

I found myself saying this with excitement as her energy was contagious. Without barely a pause of hesitation she replied.

Kita: ‘Wake up and be happy’

I thought that this was the best answer in the world.  So simple, no complication just raw honesty.

Me: ‘How do I do that’

Kita:  ‘Go to bed when your tired and get a great nights sleep.  Then just wake up and be happy’

Me: ‘That’s it, just wake up and be happy’

Kita: ‘Yep’

Me: ‘Ok, so what’s the second rule to being Kita?’

She sat there and thought and thought and thought.  Finally the reply;

Kita: ‘There is no other rule, just wake up and be happy’

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This is the best thing about kids.  They don’t need a reason to be happy, they just are.  Their simplicity is what the whole world needs; to just enjoy life for the sake of it; to worry about nothing; to explore everything and to fight for what they want.

We need more childlike behaviour. Lets dance for the sake of it, laugh at everything and enjoy the world.

This is my goal in life.

Have a great one all

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C.Z. Schofield is a Best Selling Author, a World Traveling Sailor, a Spectacular Wife, an Awesome Mum to the 10 Happiest children on the planet, a Millionaire and a Polyglot.

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