This past week I have had the fun of hosting play times at my home with a couple groups of precious little girls~ we had such fun. When we dressed up we were “going to a Ball”, when we put food together we were”creating a Banquet“, when we walked to the Coffee Shop we were climbing the “secret stairs that led to our adventure”, and when we drew pictures we were “creating a Masterpiece”.  Simply being around that kind of childlike creativity and excitement left me wondering how much time I spend being much too adult!!

What fun to peer through their eyes where everything is exciting and  feels a little magical!

Do I allow myself to play, to dream, or be spontaneous?  Do I take time away from the mundane to be creative and imaginative?

Do you?

I am reminded that even in scripture there is a reference to the beauty of being childlike.

Matthew 18:3 says  “and said: “Truly I say to you, Unless You turn around and become as young children, you will by no means enter into the kingdom of the heavens.”

Yes, of course there is a real place for maturity in our lives yet I wonder if we took time away from the seriousness of life, the tasks of life and just let ourselves take time to play………would we experience increased joy and hope? I imagine that the answer could be yes.

Well, there are many more serious things I could say here but I gotta go take some time to play……..hmmm…..maybe I’ll be a princess…………….. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Child~Like….

  1. Diana, I so much identify with what you are saying! We had the privilege of having our 2 young grand daughters, age 6 and 9, here with us during Spring Break. We pulled out all the dress up clothes and jewelry, craft supplies, favorite music, games and DVD’s. I think we set a world record of games of UNO played in one week. Playing with them does lighten the heart and we do miss that light and laughter that goes home with them. The memory box is full though. :o)

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