Lux Thinking Aloud


7:01 PM


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 genuine joy in the little things. 

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 alive.

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


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 kids in the family)
  • Cute things 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!

arrietty dancing

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, more exciting world through movies and books.

I enjoy being an adult

I thought my 27th was the best time of my adult life. But when I turned 30, things just continue to get better.

Don't believe the lie that your life goes downhill when you hit 30. Especially if you're still single.

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

Your turn

What childlike things/activities do you still enjoy doing?

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