Reflecting beyond the day I found out why.

Children As Teachers

Published August 31, 2014 in Daily Reflections - 0 Comments

Sunday’s reflection was seen through the eyes of a child. Three kids to be exact. They were the children of the beautiful parents who invited me running two weeks ago, and all were enjoying our cabin last night.

Their one year old inspires me as she explores her world, she can stand but does not walk, crawling fast like a tiger on the prowl. After making faces that she didn’t like me, by the end of the night she was smiling back at me with curiosity. No words are outbound from her… But you can tell she is absorbing everything sensory nearby.

Their 3 year old twins are equally amusing. Needing constant distraction and stimulation through movies and food, I find it curious that they were less inclined to sit by the fire and make smores until it was nearly time to go home. Then this photo, taken by their grandma, preempted the memories. The stars came out eventually and filled the cloudless sky. That is when I saw wonder as they learned how to roast marshmallows and foster curiosity of worlds beyond our own.