This image speaks to me.
I saw it on a very cool blog post entitled “Young at Heart” on the blog, Hope.Faith.Love.
It challenges me.
Am I really living my life like that? I sure want to.
As I sat and listened to Jason speak today at one of his last of eight programs for January ’07, I found myself hearing a sentence he shares regularly for the first time.
“Inside of everyone there is a little kid just dying to get out.”
My sisters would agree that when I was little I was a wild child, somewhat miscievious and full of energy, similar to the comic strip character Kim. Somedays as an adult I feel such the opposite. I feel so boring and dull. So full of Adultitis.
I was reminded of this wild child during the recent funeral services for my Boompa. Something I realized about my relationship with Boompa upon his passing is that he always saw me as that little wild child, even when I was an adult and struggling with Adultitis. He would tell Jason, “Watch out for this one!” When I would sit down next to him at a family gathering, he would predictably joke about me being full of energy and mischief, letting others around us know that I might stir up trouble. He still saw a side of me that has since faded more than I’d like to admit. Now that Boompa is gone, I realize that I need to make a special effort to be that spunky bundle of joy he saw.
Someone who doesn’t hesitate to sing my heart out in front of other people.
Someone who laughs loudly.
Someone who befriends a stranger with a smile.
Someone who dances wildly at a favorite song.
Someone who does cartwheels on the beach.
[tags]Hope.Faith.Love., Adultitis, cartwheels, Boompa, childlike, joy, young at heart[/tags]