Things Adults Can Learn From Children
Children can teach adults a thing or two. If you just take a moment and observe a child’s mannerisms, you will see some surprising things in their personalities that would make you wish, “Where did those days
go when I was a kid?” Followed by childhood memories that made you smile. Whether it was your favorite toy, place to go, or the warm feeling you get when you smell a certain food or listen to a song, it’s moments like those that you will cherish forever. Yet, what if you could learn from those moments through the children you watch interacting today?
Make some adjustment to a life you may not be too happy with these days. What possibly could a child teach an adult? In this article you will find some best things that you may want to add to your own personality and change the way you do things.
Smile even when everyone around you isn’t. People can sometimes represent a mirror that you just don’t want to view in public. Take a moment to look at the person walking past you; the grimace that is on their face may be reflective of the grimace that is on yours. A child’s smile will make you smile back.
Children will teach you more on one day than a room full of library books. They teach us patience, sacrifice and where the bathroom is in every department store in town. I have learned to read upside down, write backwards, not faint at the sight of blood.
Say “Hi” to the people you come in contact with no matter what they look like or what mood they appear to be in. You don’t have to look at someone to say, hello, although you should. However, sometimes a nice “Hi or Hello” can help the angriest person get out of an ugly mood. Children who are joyous don’t care how ugly you may feel. When they are in a good mood, they want the world to know about it. So very young children will say, “Hi” and keep saying it until you say something and then they continue exercising their one or two word vocabulary “bye, bye!”
Be kind to nice people and ignore the mean ones. Sometimes children experience a negative feeling when certain people come around them and they will scream their heads off. Then when someone comes around they trulylike, they will positively interact with them. When you know that you have attempted to be respectful to a mean person and they choose to grunt, swear, or ignore you, don’t challenge them. Rather, look for a nice person and give them an extra dose of kindness.
Laugh loud! Not only at what most people would laugh about, but even the things you find funny no matter how corny, gross, silly, etc.
When you play…play hard. If you are going to bother to take a vacation, why not do it in style? Going out to eat? Enjoy the meal without cell phones. Going to the game? Yell, eat, drink and be merry! Attending a conference, meet and greet as many people as you can! Children know how to have a good time. Jumping, singing, dancing, yelling, playing games, you name it, they come to a party to have a good time.
Wear clothes that are comfy and that make you feel good – this is an advice perhaps that he wants to give those adults who wears clothes not exactly for comfort, but more for the clothing rules that he has to abide with.
Many kids stubbornly refuse to eat when they are already full. This is the advice they give also to adults especially the obese ones, who may not be in good health at all.
A kid runs, jumps, skips, and plays. He has boundless energy to continuously move his body because it’s so much fun to him and he feels good. He thinks adults cannot follow what he does all day, not aware that an adult may have limits now to his energy level, unlike a kid.
Children go with the flow! One of the Universal Laws is called the Law of Allowing. The law states that whatever is present in your life is perfect right now and that if you allow for it, you will enjoy the experience much more. You will move through conflict faster and see better things appear than you wouldn’t have seen otherwise. This law also states that you allow others to be where they are in their lives without any judgment or interference in their path.
The example above is a perfect scenario. See, children feel the feeling they are having. They express what they feel and then they let it go. They don’t focus on the past or hold a grudge for the future.
They just flow! It is a wonderful lesson to learn as an adult. If the parking lot incident could have been different, the emotions and the following events could have been much more pleasant.
Children are always expressing themselves. They get what they feel out of their little bodies and they move to the next event. They usually get what they want as well. The two little kids were not attached to the outcome of building the sandcastle.
They were attached to having fun at the park. Because they were able to move through their emotions, release them completely, they attracted what they wanted, their desired outcome, to have fun at the park.
Do make an impact on yourself and someone you love by learning a few things from a child.
Become a better you, by protecting, loving, and learning from the inner child within you.