Children seem to still have the Key to Happiness in their pocket…
“If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.”
Children see the world through different eyes?
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.
-Richard L. Evans
Its seems that children still have the ability to generate a smile a lot more often then Adults. It just comes naturally for them. And it doesn’t take much. I can give a funny look to my kids and they are in stitches, that same look to an Adult would probably generate a whole different response. Children are truly in tune with this emotion more so than a lot of the other emotions that they experience on a daily basis. A child’s experiences with Happiness seem much more balanced in their daily lives when compared with adults..
I have often wondered if it is that children are so filled with the joy of just being a child, or are we as Adults so burdened with our lives that we don’t experience the feeling of happiness as often as we did when we were children, or is it a combination of both. Or is it that they have the freedom to make Happiness their goal, where as Adults we have to achieve benchmarks in our lives in our quest to be happy.
The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.
Children are just down right happy naturally, that is until their bother or sister does something annoying and all that changes! And yet they have the unique ability to switch right back. Is this something we are all capable of, is it in our genes to feel happy if we could just stay out of our own way? Does the reasoning mind take more and more control over our emotions as we get older? Since Happiness is an emotion or State of being is it therefore more fragile to the stresses of the daily grind? Or are all these questions just examples of the reasoning mind getting in the way of one having the feeling of happiness that children can so easily attain?