Remember that little kid, you know the one the apple of your Mom and Dad’s eyes, the one that went to school and got good grades, cleaned their rooms when asked to and played well with the other kids, well some went to school and got by and didn’t necessarily play well with others but that’s OK.
We all grew up mostly the same, we came into this world the same way, naked with a lot of lessons to learn and most of us are still learning today, I joke that the terrible two’s only last until you are twenty one and for some of us it takes a bit longer, and for others clothing is still optional.
Growing up we learned that we had to be serious, take responsibility for our own actions, get a good job, and be a success at whatever we chose to do with our lives, no matter what that was, we had to be serious about it and do the best we could because anything less was just not good enough.
We grew up and raised our families, some of us are still raising ourselves and whether we have children or not we have seen a lot of things happen with friends and family, some that makes you happy and others that just scares you to death, Love and laughter from the birth of a child, the marriage of a good friend or even your own wedding are things that have made us happy, pain and suffering from injuries and sickness or even the loss of loved ones have made us cry and a whole lot more serious about taking care of ourselves, being faced with our own mortality is a strong reminder to get serious about life, and being serious about life is what this post is all about.
Where have all the children gone? You know the ones I am speaking of, the apple of your Mom and Dad’s eyes, the ones that grew up and became the leaders of the world so to say, the ones that got so serious about life, let’s get serious now and find those little kids because we have children and grandchildren that would love to play with them.
Enjoy life and laugh a little bit, heck laugh a lot because you will feel a whole lot better if you do, try to find that little kid because as they say “Growing Old Is Mandatory, Growing Up Is Optional” it’s time to get serious and be a little bit less serious at times, play with the kids a little longer, laugh with your spouse or a friend over things that don’t matter, let the dogs run and laugh at their antics, and don’t allow the serious things in life get you to frowning because it’s a whole lot more fun to smile than it is to worry about things that may or may not happen.