"As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart" ~Proverbs 27:19

This is Awesome!

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This week I had the joy of watching a dear friend's little guy for a few hours. J-man is one of those little guys who makes you smile and wonder how can one little boy be so cute!

I learned a valuable lesson this week...it is almost impossible for a 2 year old to sit still for more than 5 minutes. His attention went from trucks, to tortuously playing xylophones, to hide-in-seek, to "catch me Miss Jenn," to lunch, to reading, to running again. I soon was utterly exhausted, out of breath and was running out of ideas fast.

I asked J-man if he wanted to go play the piano, and a huge grin spread across his chubby cheeks and he excitedly said "YES!" After a 2 minute serenade he crawled off the piano bench said, "you play...I dance!" 

This little blonde boy then taught me another great lesson that day. As I made up horrible songs and tried playing kid songs from 20 years ago he spun in circles, giggled, and ran from one end of the room to the other. After doing some pretty wicked twirls, he looked directly at me, threw his tiny arms in the air and said "THIS IS AWESOME!!!" and pattered off giggling.

It didn't last long, maybe 10 minutes or so, but we both were laughing so hard I bet both our sides hurt. Afterward I thought about what a simple moment in life that was. I didn't do anything grand for this little boy. I didn't give him some huge gift with flashing lights or cool sound effects. I didn't take him to Disney World. I just gave him my attention and a bit of my heart.

J-man made me think about my life and how sometimes the most simple, and really truly silly moments are honestly the best!

When was the last time you did something so fun and honestly silly that you looked at who you were with and thought to yourself or even said, "This is awesome!"....even if it was as ridiculous as making up silly songs for a toddler?

Joy to you my friends!

“Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music” 
~William Edgar Stafford

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