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That Childhood Magic…

That Childhood Magic…

“All My Friends…Are longing for the Warmth of Childhood to bring ‘em Home again…”

                                                                        -Amos Lee  ‘All My Friends’

 

I have pondered this for quite a while now and during Great conversation with that Special Woman in My Life on yesterday the topic came up once again. We were discussing the ‘heat’ and ‘humidity’ of the Summer and wondering why as Children we were able to play outside ALL day long and never give any thought to how HOT or humid it was. As children, we were ALL too Happy to be outside, able to run free and be with our friends doing what we LOVED most, PLAYING but as we grew older, from children to teens to adults the ‘heat’ and the ‘humidity’ became more apparent to us and we somehow lost that ‘magic’ of being a Child, playing and being totally free and began to realize how HOT it was outside and simply gave up on having Fun and really enjoying life.

I think about the above and I notice that it is not only the ‘Magic of Playing’ that we as adults have lost in our ADULTNESS but a lot of us have lost the ‘Magic of Childhood’ in every area of our lives. We have become adults and we feel that we have had to put ALL child-like things behind, bury them in the ground as if they are deceased but we should hold on to as much of our ‘CHILDLIKENESS’ as we can so as not to forget how to play, how to live free, how to enjoy life with no worries of what others will think of Us, so as not to live in FEAR.

If we sit back and watch children and how they operate we would learn so much from them and also be reminded of what we gave up or left behind to become Adults. I watch how children play and use their imaginations, becoming anything that they want to be in their minds, having FUN the entire time, having no thoughts of what others think about them or how foolish they may look, it’s ALL about the moment and enjoying it to the fullest extent. I watch how children interact with one another when they meet or come into contact with each other. There is no sizing up of the other. There is no wondering of what the other child’s motives are. There is no stand-offish attitude. There is only, ‘Let’s be friends! Let’s play! Let’s have FUN together!’ And after their play is done they continue to be Friends.

I feel that we as adults should re-adopt these ‘CHILD-LIKE’ ways or ideals and allow ourselves to be open enough to enjoy life and be free again. Whether we admit it or not, most of what we do as adults is only a seeking for that ‘Childhood Magic’ that we left behind. All of the ‘things’ that we gather for ourselves to be accepted by others, all of the accolades that we garner to be acknowledged by others, all of the intelligence or ‘smarts’ that we gain, are ALL a seeking for that ‘Childhood Magic.’

If we look back, as children we did not need any of those things to be accepted or feel like we would be accepted or to accept others. All we needed or had to offer was the ability or the freedom to want to ‘play’ and have ‘fun’ with other children and life was GREAT!

GOD is sending messages through the children for us to pick up on so that we as adults will remember the way we are supposed to enjoy and live our lives and remind us of what we were placed here for in the first place, to remind us of how we should not take life so seriously, how we should always take time to PLAY, use our Imaginations, DREAM huge DREAMS, LOVE openly and definitely have ‘CHILD-LIKE FAITH!’

Adults…Let’s be Adults but let’s not lose the ‘Magic of Childhood’ in the process. The Children have the Magic and they know the Secret…Watch them. You will learn…

 

-PM Bishop

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Posted by on June 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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SERENDIPIDOUS…

SERENDIPIDOUS

ser·en·dip·i·ty    (s r n-d p -t )NOUN:
pl.
ser·en·dip·i·ties

  1. The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.
  2. The fact or occurrence of such discoveries.
  3. An instance of making such a discovery.

I LOVE the idea of ‘Making fortunate discoveries by accident,’ those discoveries or Amazing Happenings that we seem to ‘happen’ upon by ‘accident’ or by CHANCE. I myself do not believe that these occurrences of SERENDIPTY are accidents, I feel that they are Divine steps in our journeys, lead by GOD. I believe that GOD places these SERENDIPIDOUS occurrences in our lives for us to take account of and share with others to open their minds to the things that they miss as they move through life.

Being a Writer/Poet, I feel that GOD guides me to SERENDIPIDOUS occurrences or happenings daily because, with this, I am able to write about or remind others about the Beauty and Amazing things of our World and ALL of the Great things that HE has provided for us. It’s Great!

When you ‘happen’ upon Amazing, Unimaginable things by ‘accident,’ things that move you beyond your imagination, whether it be a Sunrise, a Sunset, a Smile, a Night Sky filled with a brilliant Moon and bright Stars… Whether it be a Word of enlightenment, a gesture of LOVE, lyrics in a Song or Poem, that look of admiration from another or the feeling of the presence of GOD… Know that it is not an ACCIDENT….It is SERENDIPITY…Divine guidance by GOD that HE meant for you to experience and share with others.

My Friend, its SERENDIPITY…

 

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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WHO?

WHO?

-“Whoever LOVED, that didn’t LOVE at first sight?”

                                                                -Marlowe

 

During conversation on last evening the topic of one’s ‘knowing from that initial look at another, if the true attraction is there’ came up. The idea of LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, that endorses that you will be able to build a friendship, that will grow into a lasting relationship with another from the first time that you gaze upon them. There are many individuals that don’t believe in LOVE at first sight but I feel that, if they are honest with themselves, there exists nothing else.

As human beings our initial attraction is always what we espy in the outward appearance of another. It is what we ‘see’ that activates us to want to pursue someone or to want to learn more about them. Yes, we definitely have to take the time to get to know the other person and learn their heart and what type of person they are under that exterior we are drawn to, but it is the outward that always gets us from the start. When we are in search of someone special to share our LOVE and life with, the process is akin to buying a car. We see an automobile that grabs our attention and it is always the body, the shape, the color or the name of the car, how it rolls by, that gets us initially. Then on our further inspection or upon a closer look, when we study the interior, the mechanics, the features(both standard and optional) and we find out what is under the hood, what makes it ‘run,’ that we like or love the car even more. We just have to be careful not to become so taken by another individual’s outward appearance, that we can’t see the ‘true’ person they are within because that would make them INVISIBLE to us.

I would say that Marlowe was definitely right when he spoke the words, “Whoever LOVED, that didn’t LOVE at first sight,” because we tend to LOVE what we see, even from the very first sight of it.   

 
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