Being a kid was easy. Stress was something that happened when the velcro on your shoes didn’t stick. Decisions were always made the same way; “eeny-meeny-miney-mo,” no matter how big or small the decision. You always had someone on your side; older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors. Life commitments were followed by the ritual of solemnly declaring “honest promise cross my heart, if I lie you can poke a needle in my eye.” (Mom never liked it when we would say “cross my heart, hope to die,” so we went to the less brutal version… poking eyes.) When we would hit or punch a sibling too hard and they started to cry we would make a deal that they could punch us just as hard or harder so they wouldnt go tell mom and dad; so all teary eyed we would wind up and slug each other. Simple problem solving.
I sometimes get lost when I watch young children playing. I sometimes wish I could just have one day in the life of a young child again. Some differences between kids and adults:
– When adults hear music they love, they know they can’t carry a tune and dont have much rhythm, so they sit self-consciously and listen. Kids feel the beat and move to it. They sing out the words. If they don’t know them, they make them up.
– Kids think you can get anything. They are really funny. You tell kids, “We’re going to have three swimming pools.” And they say, “Yeah. Three. One each. Stay out of my swimming pool.” See, they start dividing them up right away, but adults are not like that. Adults say, “Three swimming pools? You’re out of your mind. Most people don’t even have one swimming pool. You’ll be lucky to get a tub in the back yard.” You notice the difference?
Enough of my rambling. Kids are so cool.
Well it’s been awhile since I have done and update of any sorts. Life has been rather routine like for me; get up, go to work, come home, eat supper, hang out with the family, and then go to sleep. It seems as though that’s all life has for me right now. I grow tired of it sometimes then I remind myself that I have a good job and a wonderful home and family.
Winter… I don’t have very many words on the subject except that I wish it was over already. I really don’t enjoy winter all that much and look forward to warmth. Winter wouldn’t be that bad, but I live in the North Pole, my igloo gets cold, and my dog sled needs some work. I can’t wait till all the green stuff will start blossoming again. I miss the colors and sounds of summer.
On a more serious note; these last few months I have realized what is most important to me, and who is most important to me. That’s a difficult place to come to; it has been for me anyways. Friends have come and gone… and I feel that right now in my life I have everything and everyone that I need. I have such great Godly examples in my life, I thank God that He opened my eyes and allowed me to SEE them! My spiritual life has been one huge construction zone these last months and God has been so patient with me while I have been figuring everything out. My bible has become a better friend. The other day I found myself feeling content with where I was spiritually, I very quickly realized that it was not a good thing. I examined my life and realized that there was so much for me to achieve before I was ever supposed to feel content with where I am spiritually. To be honest I don’t think that we should ever reach that point, there are so many things that we need to obtain as we strive to become Christ like.
So yeah, that’s my little update for now. I know there are a few loyal readers so I wish you all good days and safe winters. Stay on the tracks! Be Blessed.
A statement that a friend of mine shared with me once is a statement that applies to various different things in life and I carry it with me wherever I go.
“Never be compromised for the sake of advancement.”
I think that the quote speaks for itself. I believe that anyone reading that statement can turn it into a very personal examination of their own lives.