Genuine

Winsome75 By Winsome75, 15th Jul 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A sincere observation of the honesty of children at play with a true lack of inhibition.

Genuine

What is it about a child’s laugh that can be infectious? You’ve heard a child say anywhere from 3 to 10 years of age honestly; truly, and innocently laugh out loud with robust happiness. The sound is so embracing that we will look at the child with at least a smile on our own faces if not give out an audible guffaw in support as well.

At that point are we not just a bit envious of the myriad of emotions that fill the child at that moment and also yearn to be so free that we too could express ourselves without fear of ridicule? At the same moment we also are happy for the child that can be so genuine in such a jaded world as ours. Another human being that can see the absolute humor in a particular thing and then respond so forthrightly and openly. What have we lost as “grown ups” that we push the happy and pleasant outbursts of our own down most often below the level where we can easily raise it up when it is called to do so. Would we not be better off if we allowed ourselves the freedom to be genuine with our happiness as the innocent children in our families can be? Would the relationships we need and use everyday not be fuller and deeper with trust and sincerity? And then from those relationships would the harmony and support for each other cause us to be more than we are now and achieve greater levels of understanding? Surely better folk than myself have mused on these items of human behavior to no positive end.

It just seems that if we could borrow from our children the ability to laugh and be genuine with each other what a rich existence we would have.

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Children, Happiness, Observation, Sincerity

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A 60 year old guy with interesting thoughts on my journey.

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author avatar Denise O
16th Jul 2011 (#)

I not only think we should, I find it to be a must! Becoming a Grandma last year for the first time, has released my inner child. I can now just enjoy my grandson and I do laugh as loud as he does, at the same silly things. Tristan and I laughed over him having peas stuck (he really gets into his eating) between his toes, while eating dinner. I swear it was the best, belly laugh I have had in a long time. Maybe that is the gift of raising children, you then get to experience the joy of them giving you grands, so you can find that deep down belly laugh. Bless the children, I just love their honesty and the way they can find joy, even with peas. Nice read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
16th Jul 2011 (#)

Nice article Winsome. Sometimes our children are our best teachers.

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author avatar Fadaway
19th Jul 2011 (#)

Children can be a delight but what if there are none to have around......you must find that inner child within yourself and trust that you will recognize it.......And what the heck happens after 10 years old. Thingd go amuck, between the education problem and parenting and social medial and the digital world. These are all things I did not grow up with and todays child must learn to cope. Wouldn't the world be a better place if eveyone had a playground in their office building and and a nap rug under their desk......keep it coming R.

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
20th Jul 2011 (#)

I do agree with you, Winsome. Children's laugh will always refresh our mind. They teach us how to enjoy our life.

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