The Eyes of a Child

Nicole - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Entered on May 1, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
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Ever looked into the Eyes of a child? See the Innocence and hope in them? All the world is a place of beauty and laughter. There is nothing wrong, everywhere you look is warmth and love. Wither it be from a child’s loving parent, or a first kiss in Elementary school, its always the same: Laughter and joy.

As adults, that innocents melts away, what was once beauty and laughter turns into stress and worry. Bills, Families, Careers, Education, Doctors appointments, all of it. We tend to forget to feel the warmth of the sun, and to look at life through a Childs Eye.

Most recently I had two beautiful girls touch my life, and make me see the innocence and beauty that surrounds us. They were very loving, very close to me and made me laugh. You would think the girls would be raised well, but in fact, they themselves have had their life torn in pieces.

Yet, they still find a way to smile and laugh and love. As if their trauma was nothing compared to the rest of the worlds. They held hands with me, and laughed with me. They sang with me, and they invited me to their birthday party.

Being with them that day, reminded me of what it was like to look at the world through a child’s eyes. I saw innocence and love, not corruption and despair. They showed me laughter and joy, and what it meant to let go of all my worries and just be. And they gave me a mission, a hope.

I want to live everyday with that childlike innocence, despite all the adult worries I have going on, to at lease once a day, enjoy the warmth of life around me and the love that circles the universe. My life’s mission is to impact every child’s life in a positive way. I will live out my days like a child, with that innocent and laughter.

They shaped my heart and my beliefs to this, and to all of us who are feeling stressed out and hurt, lets step back. Lets go back to being a child again, and look at the world with renewed innocence.