Thursday, May 3, 2012

You could learn a lot from a one year old.

When I went back east for my granddaughter's birthday I wrote this while sitting on a plane next to two cute guys from Texas on the first leg of my journey.  I may be a grandma, but I can still appreciate a couple of cute guys from Texas.  Especially if one of them is about the same age as I am.

After spending the weekend with my one year old granddaughter
I have decided we would all be a lot better off if we lived like life like
a one year old.

Marvel in life
Reach out and touch someone's nose with your index finger and smile.
They will smile too.

If music is playing, dance.
Most around you will not only smile, they will start to dance, as well.

When someone says hello or hi, smile and say hello or hi right back to them.

Wave at everyone
and I do mean everyone who passes by. 
They will smile and wave in return.

Kiss freely
Rest your head on someone's shoulder.

Lean over and really look someone in the face. 
I guarantee they will stop what it is that they are doing and smile and return your gaze.

When someone says "yay,"
clap your hands and smile broadly.
Those around will smile and applaud as well.

Life is so much more joyful with a one year old around.  I thinks we would all be a lot better off if we took our cues from someone who is one

We leave in less than two weeks for Paris and we are taking little miss with us.  I imagine she will be our good will ambassedor.
As she always is.


Kris said...

Oh and what a wonderful ambassador she will be!!!! I love your post. And how very true it is. I am just giddy with excitement for you and your trip!!!! about those eggs? Babies yet?

farmlady said...

I couldn't agree more. We loose our spontaneity as we grow up. It's kind of sad how we loose our freedom to respond like a child. How easily we can make someone else's day with a smile or a wave... or saying something nice to them.
Thanks for the reminder. Let's spread the happiness...

Donna said...

Yes, she certainly will be your goodwill ambassador. What joy awaits you girls.

Holly said...

Love this post, so true. I'm so excited for you for your trip. Just go and have an amazing time, and touch someone's nose.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Wise words m'dear~ Our grandson was one on May 3rd. Truly, an infant becomes such a little person in their first year don't they? Amazing how they evolve in 365 days...
Paris more bucket list item you can cross off!

Jane said...

For me, one good thing about getting older is that some of that spontaneity is coming back! So I sing off-tune or dance or whatever. Make the most of every day! Enjoy your trip to Paris - I will be thinking of you!!


uenewTo find joy in every moment is something adults have lost sight of. Your granddaughter serves as a good remind that simple moments are best. have a GREAT trip. ENJOY. Take care.

Chatty Crone said...

She is A D O R A B L E ! sandie

Heidrun Khokhar said...

It seems hard to imagine a whole year just slipped by. You are right about your ambassador.

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