Sometimes we are blessed to see things all over again, with brand new eyes. If you have children or are around toddlers, you know what I mean.
A butterfly is one thing on a piece of paper or on television, but when a child sees one for the first time and you’re there to experience it – it’s bliss all over again.
Whether you decide to ‘find’ a mountain, fly a kite, paint a table, wash the dishes or take a hike – with new eyes – the experience can be giddy.
Recently I gave my grandson the choice to 1) go to the playground or 2) take a hike (something he’s never done before) he chose the hike. And once he found his stride, the kid just flew up the trail! At the ripe age of 2 ½, he had the energy, excitement and ambition to just go. My huge smile stayed put the entire time as I discovered the art, beauty and thrill of hiking again for the first time.
There are going to be a bunch of “firsts” for him and I plan to be there for as many as possible. I’m young… all over again!
6 thoughts on “Brand New Eyes”
That is a great photo of your little grandson on his first hike. He really did fly up the trail!
Children do make us feel young.
Thanks for sharing, Marge!
And everything is fresh and new … all over again!
You should have seen how quickly he went back down the hill! I had to grab his hand and ask him to ‘help’ me as a way to slow him down!
“I’m young… all over again!”
Children, and even moreso grandchildren, have a way of doing that to us, don’t they. 🙂 Lovely post. Thanks.
Grandchildren can be so much fun – so full of innocence, curiosity, wonder and simple joy.