In the bible it says “Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Mat. 18) and like the quote by Roald Dahl it tells us that unless we see the world like a child – with innocence in seeing the world with glittering eyes we will never appreciate the beauty of where we are now in spite of all the troubles in the world, still there are more good around us, we just need to know how and where to look.
Many may disagree with me but this world, this life, is the kingdom God had promised. This is the dream life that is so elusive for many because maybe we are looking at it from a different angle, different perspective, different eyes. We don’t see it because of the many webs we have to clear away in front of us, that blocks us in appreciating the life we have and or to have the courage to dream of what it could be.
We tend to also forget to appreciate the small things that we encounter everyday. We take a lot of things for granted. We are too busy. When we get the chance sometimes it’s too late — the value, the meaning and the magic is gone.
We should never loose that innocence when dealing with the world around us, with our life, with others. There are still many things around us that is worth more than what you have now that only need to be acknowledge. There are still more for all of us if only we know what we are looking for.
Let us not loose the child within us and be matured enough to appreciate that not everything has a price. Happiness is free for start.
Don’t loose that “inner child” in you. And of course keep on dreaming.
Who is Roald Dahl?
Roald Dahl is synonymous to children’s books that were made into movies for everyone to watch and enjoy, though I know he had some adult books in the early part of his writing career. But I remember him from the favorite children books and movies I love as a child (and young adult) – Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, The Witches, James and the Giant Peach and Matilda which our little Andrae can’t get enough of and many more.
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