“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” Paulo Coelho
The three things mentioned above are certainly true, but there are many, many more things I have learned from children over the years. Since this is the 1000th post on this blog (!), I should name 1000 things ... but here are my top ten:
* You can be utterly furious at someone one minute, but it's okay to be arm and arm with them the next. Don't hang on to hurt feelings. Forgive.
* Go outside.
* Windy days can lead to crazy behavior, which is both fun and a tiny bit scary.
* When feeling shy or awkward around new friends, the underarm fart is a great ice breaker.
* Fruit is not dessert.
* You remember what you are taught if you laugh or play during the lesson.
* Start each day fresh.
* Try something new every day - there is no reason to be bored.
* Always have a keen eye for little stuff you can collect.
* Parents are the only superheroes you really need.