It’s the Little Things…and The Smiles!

“Through the eyes of a child you will see the world just as it ought to be.” -author unknown

As adults, we often get busy and forget to appreciate the little things in life. Sometimes it’s wise to just step back and look at things through the eyes of a child.

My Bubby’s eyes hold the innocence and wonder of the world. When I’m too busy or stressed, I watch him play. This weekend, while we were at the pool, he found a bottle cap. Then he found rocks. 

Oh what fun he had with his treasures. The simple treasures of the world that surround us every day. Those things that we forget to cherish in our busy lives. Those are his playground. 

I love his inner and outward beauty. I love seeing the world through his wide-eyed wonderment when I take the time to look. I need to look more often. And I need to look through my own eyes. We all do. 

Sure there is much sadness in our world, but there is also beauty and excitement. It’s time to embrace what our children see again. How amazingly happy we would all be if we just saw the world through the eyes of a child. What a beautiful world we would live in if we would just embrace this. 

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I have some rocks to play with. There are castles to be built and I’m missing out on the wonderment of life! Are you?

About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. MommyTesters says:

    So true! Isn’t it amazing what they find joy in? We need to do it more too. Too bad SQUIRREL there are so many distractions. I’m literally writing a very SQUIRREL similar post right now…maybe I’ll finish it at some point

  2. clgossett says:

    SQUIRREL….I can’t wait to read your post. Hey did you see that yellow elephant just run by? What were we talking about again?

  3. This is very true! I wish I could see all the beauty through their eyes! Everything is exciting for them. No worries in the world!

  4. My boy is starting to have some real world worries so I have to remember to keep him in that innocent stage a little longer. We have an ongoing rock collection from our travels.

  5. clgossett says:

    Rocks are awesome! And remember, if those real world problems are caused by people, those rocks can come in handy there too. 😉

  6. clgossett says:

    It’s a beautiful thing.

  7. Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says:

    It’s so easy to get caught up in the pressures of day to day life, appreciating the moments with are children are so important and go too fast. My daughter also can have a blast just playing with rocks and sticks in the backyard. Happiness is what you make it.