Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Child's Faith

There's something about this picture that really touches me, because the very act of putting a seashell up to your ear and expecting to hear something is a testament to faith. I would like to be a little more like my grandson here, ready and willing to believe that magic can and does happen.

Sometimes I do overcome my world-weary complacency and recapture the hope and innocence of youth. When this happens, all things seem possible. And it happens more often (and more easily) when I am around energetic grandchildren who remind me that, while negativity and cynicism are learned behaviors, hope and wonder are natural states of being for all of us.

After all, men are that they might have joy, right?

And I had more than my share of JOY last weekend.


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jen said...

I love that swing picture. Did you take these, or are they more of your DIL's handiwork?
I've actually been thinking about this myself lately, wondering why that wonder and joy and little things has to disappear as we get older. I enjoy every second of 2-year-old discovery.

karen said...

What beautiful children!

Fiauna said...

What a refreshing and uplifting post. Thanks.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Cute grandkids! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Momza said...

Well this post choked me up a little...I am my best self when I shrug off the adult mentality of stressing and worrying...and just have a little more faith in the unknown.
Thanks for reminding me.

Jill said...

Ohhhhhhh nothing like grandchildren. I can tell you are in love with yours too!

Nikki Blake said...

He is so adorable!

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