We are NEVER too old to embrace our inner child. Sometimes we have such a tight hold on our thoughts, dreams, goals and present worries to even consider the child inside of us ; the one full of wonder, joy and awe. Use your world around you today and explore! I found myself jumping in a pile of golden leaves yesterday, trying to get my dog into it, and then standing in wonder as the wind would whip them around to create an illusion of falling golden snow.
Thoughts on this particular image. This was taken by BEAUTIFUL little girls that found Mira and I in Laos as we went on a bike ride to explore the surrounding area and caves in Nong Khiaw. Walking across a field, making our way back to our bikes, off in a distance, we saw these joyful beings giggling, dancing and prancing over towards us. We had no idea what was going on. They surrounded us smiling , holding baskets and knives for cutting plants and herbs. A little shy at first, they indicated they were thirsty, so we gave them the rest of our water. They didn’t speak much English, but they began asking us to swirl them around! So for a half hour we just swirled and swirled and swirled…and swirled. We were all laughing. We all ended up on the ground. Then they ran off and began picking plants. They were showing us which ones we can eat. They were doing something else too. They told us to sit down and it seemed each one of us had an adopted little girl. They wanted to adorn us as forest fairies. They made us necklaces, rings and bracelets. They styled our hair and gave us wands. I don’t think either us will forgot those girls and the blessing their brought to us this day. It’s always a personal reminder to let go of my tight grasp of what I believe should be my world and allow myself to wonder.