After all, it was a Saturday and it was only 7 in the morning. I usually awaken before 5 every day. But this morning I indulged myself and thoroughly enjoyed my time.
The movie I was watching was Under the Tuscan Sun . The lead character Frances purchased a villa in the Tuscany region of Italy after her husband divorced her for another woman. She's trying to heal after her heart was broken. And did I mention she's a writer? (I could just picture myself in this beautiful scenery writing to my heart's content.)
Frances keeps bumping into a character in town named Katherine who is an actress. She always seems to have such an enthusiasm and zeal for living. Katherine explains her way of living and encourages Frances.
"Never lose your childhood and things will come your way." from Under the Tuscan Sun
It can be all too easy to lose our childhood enthusiasm. Life can be hard and all too often we get hurt by someone or something. As a result, many of us cover our hearts to avoid further pain. But in the process, we sometimes forget to enjoy the moments and to laugh!
I spend most of my day with 3 and 4 year old children so I get to witness childhood enthusiasm.
Yesterday as I was trying to leave for the weekend, I ran into an after school class with two of our students. Although I had spent almost the entire day with them, they were so enthusiastic to see me.
Their smiles were contagious!
After the hugs, three year old Sam began showing me how well he is able to snap his fingers. Of course, Hilton had to get in on the action and began shouting:
"Miss Debbie, look at me! See what I can do."
She proceeded to drop down and do splits and then jump up and do jumping jacks. Oh the energy they possess!
I began to say goodbye again but Sam came back and shouted:
"Miss Debbie, look at what I can do."
He also began his calisthenics but stopped. He looked up at me with a smile and said:
"Sam loves his Miss Debbie."
I think my heart was smiling by this time.
If only we would keep that childhood enthusiasm. I want to live, love and laugh.
How about you?
Blessings and love,