Most of us remember the magic of childhood. Or at least the meaningful moments that standout because they seem magical. It's a special time of wonder and imagination. Somewhere along the way, we lose sight of this because we stop dreaming. We stop thinking that anything is possible. When we stop believing in things we can't see, a slow deterioration of the childlike spirit begins. Unless we can reignite the magic that we had as children we will fail to live life to the fullest.
Sand Castlescornhole boards, run in the sprinkler, and lay on our backs watching clouds turn into princes slaying dragons. What a blissful time of life.
The End of Innocence
Recapturing the SpiritSome of us are lucky enough to realize we need to recapture this whimsy.We understand that it's possible to embrace realism and still believe in things that we can't see. Some of us are strong enough to return to who we used to be for the sake of enriching the person we should become. Although naysayers may question our judgment and say we embrace childhood a little too much, we must reacquaint ourselves with that childhood spirit of imagination without boundaries.
Somethings in childhood should never die. The freedom of the spirit, the expression of joy, and the beauty of the sunset and moonlight. These wondrous things power the imagination. We should carry this spirit with us as we grow to help us to see God's hand in each of the smallest of details. Dare yourself to recapture this enthusiasm.
Embrace it and let it encourage you again.