I've had a reflective few days... as happens from time to time. You know how it is... sometimes you just wind up wandering around the garden of your own thoughts for a little bit longer than usual. Life is just as busy as ever, but in your head it kind of slows down!
Life ebbs and flows, and I think it's good that we have these reflective moments because it is often during these times that we stumble over little nuggets of wisdom that help us to grow and discover something new. And often in the most unexpected of places!
Here is a short story about what I learned today:
My nearly-four-year-old daughter, Rosie, and I went to the park this afternoon. It was a beautiful fresh and sunny day, and we had great fun playing. There were so many other children playing about, sharing picnics with their friends, and taking their dogs for walks. And there was a little boy on a trike, and a little girl on a pink bicycle.
The two children cycled around in circles while Rosie and I pretended to be shop-keepers in a little wooden hut. We used wood-chips for money and fallen leaves for 'goods'. We played really happily, and then Rosie decided that she wanted to ride on a bike as well. The fact that we did not have a bike with us didn't waver her confidence, and instead she asked me to hold the back of her coat while she trotted along in front of me with her arms out in front holding on to imaginary handlebars. Even though she did not own a vehicle... the L plates were off and we joined in with the other two kids!
And the lesson I learned today... from my innocent young daughter?
We have everything we need for life already inside of us. Whether we have a little pink bike or not... we can still choose to enjoy the same pleasures, we can still play, join in, and have fun. All it takes is imagination... creativity... and the belief in ourselves that WE CAN DO IT!
To my gorgeous young Rosie I say thank you for teaching your old mum something new! To the rest of you I say... I'm off for a drive in my new Ferrari!!! Watch out! I do 5km per hour!!!! Tops!!!! he he he...
Love and hugs to all, Vikki x
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