Our Childish Ways

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We should all act more like children…sometimes.

Recently, my four-year-old daughter was having a play date with a friend when she came out of her room with tears rolling down her face. She told his mother and me that he had bitten her and that she didn't want to play with him anymore.

My friend called her son into the room and after a quick question and answer session with the two, he apologized to my daughter who graciously accepted the apology. They hugged. Minutes later they were playing together again and all was well in their world.

This moment produced quite the revelation for us adult mommies who sat in pride as they continued to play:

Perhaps, we adult women should embrace our childish ways more often.

Our young children are so innocent and unknowing about so many things in the world. They don’t yet understand the concept of harboring feelings of hate, holding grudges or being so burdened with pain that they can’t “Let go.”

Without hesitation, my daughter forgave her friend and allowed their relationship to continue as it had -- filled with love, laughter and adventure.

She did not harbor the feelings that she felt when she was bitten nor did she want to re-live the moment over and over by reminding herself of the tears shed because of the pain she was experiencing.

She was completely over it!

What a lovely life we could live if we were more like children?

Imagine life if we didn't allow pain or our past to determine our mood, our relationships or our quality of life.

Should not we live as though every life experience is here to teach us a lesson -- mostly about ourselves? Should we be imprisoned by regret and grudges? Or, should we be walking in love and forgiveness?

Imagine your world. Your sister friend relationships. Your own mental space. Imagine how bountiful we women could live if we'd just put aside our selfishness and take on our childish ways again...

Take some time today to think about how wonderful your life would be if you were able to live your best life now (and every day), letting go of past hurts and focusing on today’s gifts.

We'd love to hear from you. Take some time to contemplate, then leave a comment in the box below. 

About the Author
As a wife, mother and educator, Devin Lewis strives to inspire and positively influence everyone she encounters. She is passionate about educating girls and women, as she believes that education is the key to breaking generational curses and changing lives. Currently working as Education Coordinator for Grace House Ministries, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama, Devin says “I am working and living in my purpose each day, “Lifting as I climb.”
Dr. Kim

Dr. Kimberly S. Clay, aka Dr. Kim, is Executive Director and founder of Dallas-based charity, Play Like A Girl!®. On a mission to inspire women and girls across the globe to live a happy, healthy and active lifestyle, Dr. Kim has set out to finally triumph in her own struggle with obesity by creating what she calls her "best me yet" in 2014-15. Sisterbration is the space she has dedicated to documenting the journey and her musings.

3 Comments

  1. Kirema Brown

    22 May, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Your words are very inspiring! Good food for thought.

  2. sabrina Hall

    18 May, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Refreshing

  3. Demetrius Lewis

    18 May, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Well done!!! Great read!

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