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?
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…………….. 🙂