Oh, to be like a Child


What I wouldn’t give to be like my Little Girls and my Nieces! 

Oh, to have the Innocence, the Love, the Compassion, the Trust, the Ability to See the Person, to see What Matters about the Person and not the Trivialities, not the Superficialities! 

You see, one of my Nieces has to wear a Tot Collar sometimes.  For an adult, it would not be able to go by unnoticed.  It is black with bright pink.  So again, we “Know-It-All” Adults would notice it.  

Imagine this Tot Collar, but Black and Bright Pink.



Well, Children don’t. 

We were watching a home movie of our two younger Daughters and my Beautiful Nieces playing.  One of my Beautiful Nieces is wearing the Tot Collar.  Well, as I said, the girls didn’t notice it. AT ALL!  They are running up and down a hallway, screaming at the top of their lungs.  Every so often they tickle, hug and run into each other, so the opportunity to notice it is there.  

It is at their eye-level.  It is bright pink.  It is around my Adorable Nieces neck.  It’s THERE!  It’s Visible!  But the girls, humph, they don’t see it!  They don’t care!  They care that they are playing with their Cousin.  They are living the moment.  They are enjoying being with one another.  They are loving one another and seeing one another as we all should: 

  • Without Judgment.
  • Without Apprehension.
  • Without Pity.
  • Without Envy.
  • WITH Love.
  • With Generosity.
  • With Kindness.
  • With Empathy

They did not look at or search for flaws, distractions, excuses to not play.  Excuses to not BE in the moment.  

They just ARE!  They just Live!  They just Trust!  They just Love!  They just Laugh!  They just Revel in the Present! 

Oh, to be like a Child… 

The Greatest in the Kingdom. At that time the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”  He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.  Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.” 

~Matthew 18:1-5 


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  1. Hallelujah to the King of Kings,who came down from His throne, to wear bright red restraints, and walked shameful miles of nauseating, abysmal pain, unto a death that was intended for me.

    Hey , that’s a great story you wrote about.
    Sadly true, and sobering, to the point that should anyone read, and turn to a more flesh pleasing means of literature, to try and ignore what your story has revealed about our selves;

    Will not find solace among the writings of the world, but, your niece, daughters, Jesus, and a gnawing question inside of; Where is the child in me?

    Keep up the great work, and thanks for being a friend.


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