“You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.” I am not a mother with child, so I cannot directly speak of this experience. I could only imagine that this quote is referring to the fact that you are seeing and experiencing…
We must strive to master our own minds. When things happen in our lives, we must not give these things complete power over our emotions. We cannot let an external influence dictate whether we are happy or sad. We have the power, the ability to control this ourselves.
Have you ever heard that a smile is contagious? Try it today, smile at people you know, and at strangers. Do not stare, do not give them a creepy stalker smile, just a nice, brief, pleasant, natural smile, and even if they don’t smile back, they will remember. They will likely be in a better mood, smile at others, and it will affect a great many people.
Everything is new to a child, they look at everything with amazement and joy. They do not take things for granted, nor do they get jaded and depressed about the trite world they think they live in.
We do not have to be happy with everything that happens each day, but we should know this: Even though we may not be able to change or prevent these events, we can change our attitude and reaction to them.