2014-08-15 10.00.41Today is the celebration of Children’s Day.  Many of us have had children, or are having them, or have definitely been one at a point in our lives, right?

Children’s Day celebration is the tribute to childhood –Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.

The following was written by April Maura, a Talented Photographer from Arizona.  Thank you, April, for what you do and who you are.

1) Innocence

They are pure and untainted from the world. They are sponges that will soak up whatever their environment is in life, good or bad. They have a clean slate and can love anything and do anything if fed with healthy encouragement. Children are the ones that have the biggest dreams and believe they can do anything. They believe life is simple and so are the problems in it. Many adults like to complicate issues, and if you ask a child, they will usually give you a simple solution. If they are taught right from wrong they are the biggest motivators for adults on doing the right thing. The innocence of a child brings a sunbeam of hope to this world.

2) Simplicity

Children love the simple pleasures in life. Life’s business and brokenness changes an adult’s perspective, so many adults lose sight of the blessings around them. Children are content and happy with the little they have. Give them a box or card for Christmas and they are happy. A child’s pure love for simplicity is refreshing to those around them; their mindset of thinking life to be simple opens others eyes and helps them see the thanksgivings we have in life. Not only do children think life to be simple, but the simplest gift from a child, like a kiss, smile, hug, giggle or piece of art feels like an abundant act of love to those around them.

3) Faith

They have so much faith in people and in themselves. Children have no fear in being themselves which in general allows them to be the friendliest age group in the human race. They also have unconditional love towards people, especially towards their parents. Whether you are their parent, friend, or acquaintance, children trust you. They believe the best in people which is an excellent healthy trait to have in life.

4) Outlook

Children are usually more positive than adults and, because of this, they help adults see the world through their eyes. They help you rediscover the simple pleasures in life by teaching adults to slow down. For example, an infant’s fascination with how a fan spins. This simple appliance goes unnoticed but brings joy and mystery to a kid. Every moment with a child is an adventure. Their imagination is entertaining and their energy is contagious.

5) Light

Children give us so much; they allow us to witness the miracle of beginnings of life and growth. They are precious gifts from God, life-long investments that bless adults with so much. Children are teachers. They teach parents to be selfless, humble, and compassionate. Children bring out the best in people because they teach us important lessons; they are the sun-rays in this dark world that we need to remember to appreciate.

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