Yesterday I wrote about how I grew up a little bit in relation to my favorite sports teams. The fact is that I needed to grow up a little, but I don’t want to grow up too much. I do want to maintain some of that child-like enthusiasm for life. I don’t know a lot of people who have kept their inner-child alive.
I noticed this week that it is incredibly important to do child-like things that remind us of simpler times; that remind us of what life is really about. Adulting fogs the window of life. Being an adult and growing up is not always something to wear like a badge of honor. Don’t get me wrong I think it is important to act grown up sometimes and be responsible, but sometimes we need to be a little irresponsible.
It is good for the soul to roll around in the grass every once-in-a-while. It is reinvigorating to walk in the rain. It can be so peaceful watching the birds or clouds. Or maybe color in a coloring book. We need to actively seek to keep our inner-child alive.
What do you do to keep the kid inside of you alive?