Through a Child’s Eyes

Oh, to spend time as a young child again!  Having a grandchild presents a unique opportunity to observe everything through the innocent and belief-filled eyes of a child who is not yet blinded to awe and wonder by the filters of boredom, mistrust,  or prejudice.

A young child lives in the present.  He doesn’t worry about the past or fret about the future. He is open to every possibility and willing to accept things as they come to him.  Ever moment is wonderful — yes, full of wonder!

A young child finds joy in what she is given.  She delights in receiving even the simplest of things.  A small, red balloon will call forth her squeals of delight. Give her a bouquet of balloons and she will bury her face in them and laugh when the breeze causes them to gently tap her cheeks.

A child doesn’t question where you purchased your gift or how much it cost. She doesn’t look in the collar of her new dress to check for a designer label.  It is her new dress, it is from you and it is beautiful!

A child finds beauty in the tiniest bit of nature.  A flower may be plucked from a weed, but to him it is so pretty and he offers it to you in his little, outstretched hand with genuine love.  He remembers how happy his last offering made you.

A child believes what she is told by her family.  She believes just as fervently in the Baby Jesus as she does in Santa Claus.  She is so proud to be able to help light the candles to celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa.

A child is boundless love wrapped in a small, gleaming package and tied with the ribbons of innocence and splendor!

Remember that through a child’s eyes, the people and the world around him are amazing and he trusts that they will always be so.  During 2012, may we all do our utmost to become and remain more worthy of being called “amazing.”

Happy holidays to each of you as you celebrate  with your friends and loved ones — and, I hope, a grandchild or two! — from the KH and her beautiful, wonderful, scrumptious sweetheart of a granddaughter, Maleeyah 🙂

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16 Responses to Through a Child’s Eyes

  1. Loriann Artz says:

    Awesome post! I will keep an on eye on your blog.

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  5. Archon's Den says:

    When the site is quiet for a week or so, I’m always concerned that you’re medically, planned or unplanned, busy. Those are two of the nicest ways to hold your attention and make the season bright for you. Gotta go and put a bunch of words in a row, finally.

    • cwc6161 says:

      Arch, thanks for your concern! When I can’t/don’t post, I do think of you drumming your fingers on the desk and wondering where the next post is 🙂 The season and a little medical roller coaster action slowed me down a bit and the year ended with a bit of a bang (more on that in another post! lol). Hope you and yours had wonderful holidays, my friend!

  6. ClaireMcA says:

    Came looking for you and I see you are busy enjoying family and resting up, very sensible! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and saw the New Year in, in style – unlike me 🙂 but I’m not complaining, I sipped my champagne early!

    Look forward to reading more from you soon.

    • cwc6161 says:

      This Christmas was very special due to my wonderful granddaughter 🙂 As to seeing the New Year in in style, it all depends upon how you define “style.” lol…. If it’s “wearing a sleeveless, flannel nightgown while sipping alcohol-free eggnog and watching Ryan Seacrest/Dick Clark,” then boy, golly was I stylish! Hope your holidays were super and that you’ll have a wonderful year in 2012!

  7. Dear KH, it sounds like your Christmas was magical since you have your own angel. Lots of love and Happy New Year!!

    • cwc6161 says:

      Serena, “magical” is a wonderful description, yes! And I now have two angels 🙂 My grandson was born a couple of weeks early on December 30! Lots of love backatcha and the Happiest of New Years to you and yours! xoxo

  8. Lynne Favreau says:

    I needed a boost today. Thanks for providing it. Such a lovely girl, with a sweetheart of a grandmother. Merry Christmas Candice.

    • cwc6161 says:

      🙂 Thank you, Lynne! I’m always happy to provide boosts, and even more so when it’s for a good friend! Please accept my apologies for not replying sooner; December ended in a kind of frenzied manner! Hope you had the Merriest Christmas ever! xoxo

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