Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Imagination of a Child

Sometimes I wish I still had the mind of a child. I'm happy with who I am now and I've grown through mistakes I've made—and I'd never give up those experiences because they've made me into the person I am today, but to go back to having the mind of a child....

Children are so beautiful. They look at the world with fresh eyes, they wonder why there is such a thing as "can't", they create with such abandon.

I had the opportunity to help my friend Amy out with a school project by taking some photos of her nephews and niece. When I saw the little girl's My Little Ponies, somewhere a rewind switch turned on in my brain—remembering when I used to play with those beautiful colored unicorns, ponies, and pegasuses. Or in my book, the best kind where the hybrids that were BOTH unicorn AND pegasus.

I'm so thankful that I can work with children on a regular basis. They bring such joy into my life and let me see a new perspective of the world. Take time to celebrate, to cry, to laugh, to dance, to sing, to forgive. We were meant to live. Live your life with abandon.
You only have one shot.

1 comment:

  1. I was thinking something similar the other day =)...and cute picture