I am sure you have heard that wisdom comes with age. It makes sense. More life experience equals more wisdom. I am a more seasoned and experienced person in my 30’s than I was in my 20’s. However, I recently discovered that some of the best life lessons can be learned from a toddler.
Life Lesson number 1: Brushing your teeth is fun
Tasks that are part of a monotonous routine as adults can be fun. It’s all about perspective. Perspective shapes the experience. We have to believe it is going to be fun and it will.
Life Lesson number 2: A smile can really make someones day
Adults don’t smile enough. We definitely don’t smile at strangers in the grocery store or at the post office, yet kids do it all the time. When my daughter smiles I see hearts melt and frowns that are turned upside down. Why is that? It’s because they are not preoccupied, they are not stressed and they enjoy watching other people smile. Try smiling at 3 people in one day and I promise you will see results. Sometimes that is all it takes for a bad day to turn good.
Life Lesson number 3: Walking out the door of your house is the beginning of an adventure
When I put my little girls jacket on and I open the door she squeals with delight. The view through her eyes is she is going to go see new places, try different things and make new friends. Simply going a different route to work or the store can be a new adventure for adults. Maybe you will stumble upon a new coffee shop or drive by your dream house.
These are just a few of the lessons I have learned from my toddler. I still have a lot to learn. What have you learned from your children? I would love to know! Please share in the comments below.