Childlike Innocence

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeChoices, Happiness4 Comments

It’s gray and misting rain today in Seattle.  I’m thankful for this mild weather compared to Hurricane Sandy and the beating the east coast received.

When I was very little, around six, I used to love this gray misty weather.  I would run outside and say, “it’s sparkling!”  Perhaps it was a misunderstanding of the word “sprinkling” or maybe I saw something that others didn’t see.  Through my young eyes, maybe it looked like it was sparkling outside.  I hadn’t been in the Pacific Northwest for long at that point, only having just moved from Southern California the year prior.  Seeing gray misting rain was unusual.

I wonder what we could approach today with childlike innocence.  Even those on the east coast who are facing major challenges today, I wonder if there’s a new way to approach things from a simpler perspective or more playful.  Perhaps those of us not faced with hurricane level challenges can breathe a sigh of gratitude and approach today from a place of innocence.  Perhaps we don’t know it all and there is more to learn.  Perhaps we can approach the day wide-open to a new way of seeing things.

As for me, I’m going outside to stand in the sparkles.

shower of sparks, night, National Geographic, circle of sparks

Photograph by Alex Coppel. National Geographic Photo of the Day

4 Comments on “Childlike Innocence”

  1. when I was a kid, one of my favorite things to do, was pull on the fir tree branches to shake out all the sparkling raindrops. I didn’t mind getting soaked from it.

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