Thursday, July 10, 2014

Zest for Life

Children have an AMAZING Zest for Life.

I have always found it amazing the Zest for life that children have. Having seven that are all at slightly different stages of growth and development, there is always something going on in our house.

 Most days I hear at least one child say,"watch me!", "See what I can do now!". They are excited about learning, excited by pushing there bodies to find out what they can do with them. Exploring the environment around them, seeing what they can make with the things they find. There is joy that exudes them. 

So what happens then when we become adults?


For many of us the thought of running a marathon sounds like a lot of work. Doing the dishes is work, hanging out washing is work. However for children, they think it is fun! They love playing Mummy and Daddy, pretending to do the things that we see as work. We get busying the act of living that we forget to enjoy life. We only get one shot at this so we should allow ourselves to time to breath deeply the aroma's of life, and cherish the moments we have. 
As a home educating Mum, I want to try my best to keep this natural love of learning alive. Help my children continue in that passion of discovery of how things work, why things are so, how far their bodies can go, how fast they can run....etc the list is endless, and hopefully in the process, I will also get somewhat back to that place of simple joy, and exploration.

There are many lessons that we can learn from Children and that is part of the JOY in being around them. 

What is your favourite lesson that you have learnt from your children? Leave me a comment. 
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