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Life In The Time Of Coronavirus | Lockdown Diary Day 46: Childlike

7:01 PM

woman on swing around trees

Kids couldn't wait to grow up and adults wish they could go back to being a child again. Ah, the irony of life.

Personally, I love being an adult but I like to stay childlike. Children don't need a lot to be happy. They find simple joys in everything. 

I like to hang around people who don't take themselves or things seriously. Those who can laugh at themselves, are not afraid to be silly and those who keep their sense of wonder.

On the contrary, toddlers throwing tantrums trapped in an adult's body riles me up🙄


Life in the Time of Coronavirus 


Lockdown Diary Day 46: Childlike

There are many things I'll never be too old for.

  • Cartoon and Anime 
  • Fairy tales or children's fantasy books
  • Candy bars
  • Playing (with dogs and my nieces)
  • Cute things for kids like cartoon-themed cakes and food
  • Swing and seesaw 
  • Board games

This weekend, I'm excited to watch another Ghibli film. The Secret World of Arrietty!

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Although Ghibli is known for movies that are animated but have deep meaning and sometimes even poignant and tragic stories (Grave of the Fireflies got me bawling), I know I'm in for a treat.

I love being transported in a totally different, more colorful and kinder world through movies and books.

I enjoy being an adult

When I was 27, I thought it's the best of my adult life. Maybe it was the best of my 20's. But when I turned 30, things just continue to get better.

Don't believe the lie that your 20's is your best or your prime. You're not even close. At least from my experience.

There's more to life! So, don't fret or pressure yourself. Just enjoy the journey.

We age. We grow up. But we shouldn't allow ourselves to be less joyful just because. Growing old is not a bad thing!

No, we don't deny our age. 

😜 

Okay, maybe you can if you want to. Your life, your rules.

But, I think it's more liberating to embrace who and where we are.

Some verses about age:

  1. Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who sustains you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. -Isaiah 46:4
  2. Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. -Psalm 90:12
  3. That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. -2 Corinthians 4:16
  4. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green. -Psalm 92:14
  5. Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old. -Job 12:12

Always have a childlike wonder in your heart, 
even as your view of the world changes. 
-Lidia Longorio


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