Earlier this week, my son and I were in the front yard talking with the neighbors. After a while, they asked if we wanted to come inside and take a look at their Christmas decorations. Now personally, I can hardly believe it’s November, and I really hadn’t thought about decorations. However, when we walked into their home, it felt like Christmas! Their house made me feel like I was walking into a winter wonderland!
After we walked away, my little boy couldn’t stop asking if we could put up our decorations… He was enlivened by the whole experience… jumping up and down, talking a mile a minute, and running ahead to tell mommy about everything.
Seeing the world through the eyes of a child is really an incredible thing. There are far too many times in my life when I think I’ve seen everything. It is wonderful to experience a different perspective of joy. Compared to our neighbors, our decorations are pretty mangled. The tree, the wreaths, and all the lights had been shoved into odd corners of the garage, but they still filled us with joy! Everyday our child lights up in a new way, and I am so thankful I get to experience it!
I think we all need to take time to experience the world through the eyes of a child. I hope you can all take a little time this week to really cherish the season and the meaning behind it all. I pray you could all see the blessings before you!