I read somewhere that ” Only two types of persons are happy in this world. First is Mad and second is Child. Be Mad to achieve what you desire and be a Child to enjoy what you have achieved “. This post is about the 5 lessons my daughter teaches me everyday.
Every evening, when I leave for home from office, like any other mom I have n number of things in my mind – my evening walks /what to make for dinner / when to get my laundry back / whether to ask hubby to buy grocery / what to do the next day in office and so on.
But the moment I pick Anshika from the daycare , all my thoughts come to a halt. The walks with her from daycare to my home becomes my stress buster . I laugh with her , I talk to her like I feel I am in a completely different world 🙂
I am sure you can also relate to me in someway or the other . Lets see what my daughter teaches me everyday .
1. Unconditional Love and To Seek Happiness in All Small Things
Do you remember the first smile of your baby ? I remember my daughter’s. All of a sudden one fine day she started smiling ; tube lights, fan, people, objects you name it she smiles at it :P.
At present , the moment we get out of the lift , I love the way she explores the world around her. Leaves falling from the tree, the sudden blink of the car lights , birds flying up in the sky , sleeping stray dogs , tall street lights everything amuses her . She even talks to cars , gets angry at dogs utters “bow bow” and points at the crow on the tree shouting “shhooooo “. The hugs, grins , coos , kisses , unconditional love and warmth our babies/ kids give us is worth every moment 🙂
In all the huzzle buzzle of our life, so many things which we miss out to even notice/enjoy. Now I have started enjoying this , to seek happiness in and out of all small things around me.
2. To Practice and Experiment Until You Succeed
Have you seen kids trying to do a thing ? No matter the number of times they fail , they keep on trying and experimenting till they succeed in it. Something which we adults could learn from kids and babies in general.
We feel sad and low at times when we fail , but have a look at the number of times our kids try to do something, you will be amazed. Like 10- 15 times a day , must say they teach us “Practice makes a man perfect ” and “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
3. To Be Happy for No Reason
Do you feel happiest when something good happens and low when things go against your wish ? I do and I guess almost everyone does. But if we see our babies / kids they are always happy , like happy for no reason. Something they teach by setting themselves as example.
4. Forget the Pain and Move On
Personally I am the one who can’t forget the pain from my past. Though I have moved on the heart breaks still exist within me. But let’s see the case of our babies / kids.
Have you noticed your baby after he/she is hurt ? They cry and after a while they forget about it .They fight with each other for a toy and later makes up for it. They feel happy ever as before all over again. They seem to forget the pain and move on in life without even thinking about the pain he / she suffered in the past ; don’t we have something to learn from it ?
5. Sleep Like a Baby
Well this needs no explanation at ALL. I wish I could sleep like a baby every night 🙂
So what does your baby/kid teach you everyday ? Do share with me please 🙂