Wednesday, August 31, 2011
August 31 - International Enthusiasm of a Three-Year-Old Day
Somehow during our growing up years, we lost that enthusiasm for life that we had when we were three-year-olds. Today is the day to get it (or shall we say give it) back. Look at the world through the eyes of a three-year-old. The awe and wonder. The innocence. And the excitement for the simple things in life...
...like going "poopie" on the potty. Today, before you flush it down, tell somebody about it. You did it! Be proud. Remember, Elmo says, "When you've got the feeling, make sure you stop what you are doing, and go to the bathroom." No accidents today. Do you need somebody to help wipe?
...like asking for a band aid if you get a "boo boo" (even if nobody else thinks you hurt). Make sure you get one with Lightning McQueen or Mickey Mouse. Somehow, those kind make it feel all better.
...like taking a nap in the middle of the day. OK, so maybe there isn't so much excitement for a nap, but you know you feel (and act) a whole lot less grouchy in the afternoon after a good sleep.
...like jumping into the arms of and burying your face in the neck of someone you love when they come home from work.
...like praying with your hands folded and your eyes squinted shut so they look like they are closed, but you can still see. Even though you are peeking, you really mean what you pray. And ask God for those big things, like rocket ships and baseball home runs, and for everybody to get better, even if you don't really know what those things mean.
Happy birthday, Mister K.
Posted by Matt Saunders at 1:15 AM