I have an emotional attachment to music so when I hear a song, I don’t just listen to the words, I close my eyes and I feel them with every fibre of my being and one song that has been playing a lot on my play list is ‘Once When I Was Little’ by James Morrison and it really got me thinking about how quickly life sucks the child out of us … how we have to hold on to it for dear life and a few lucky people do manage to hang onto it but slowly lose it as more and more people tell them that they must ‘grow up’ … seriously?!
Life was so much easier when we were little, friends were friends because we were friends. Plain and simple. There was no such thing as friends with benefits, and I am not only talking about the sexual kind, I mean all kinds, emotionally, financially and status wise.
I have started realising how quickly I am losing the person that loved playing in the mud, climbing trees, laying on the grass and looking up at the sky, getting lost in the millions of pictures I could find in the clouds.
When we were little it was so easy to laugh, it was second nature to us. With that I ask you … when last have you laughed so hard you cried, when you couldn’t catch your breath and then falling over from complete joy?
I give you this task today … climb a tree, draw stick men with a pencil, write a letter (on pen and paper) and pass it along to one of your friends, play in the sprinkler, go to bed without eating dinner but eating pudding … just be little today and live your life as honestly as a child.
“Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.” Tom Wargo