The innocent giggles of our childhood that we broke into as we sat on a swing, hoping to reach the sky are lost in time. As we age, we grow more serious and eventually gloomy about the attitude we have towards our life.
Wise people have said that we must keep the child in us alive, even after we grow old.
Today, as we struggle to find ‘Fursat Ke Raat Din’ these 6 things that we all had in our childhood need to be brought back to life.
1. The ability to laugh at the smallest of things:
Remember how the most lame jokes made us roll on the floor laughing? Or how a silly puppet show was ‘fun’ for us? Over time, we lost our ability to laugh. It might be difficult but laughter, lights up your life almost immediately. Learn to laugh, again.
2. The innocence to believe in the impossible:
Now we don’t stretch our imagination. In our bid to become ‘practical’ and ‘logical’ towards life, we seem to have lost the power of innocence – the power to believe that should you wish, anything can be made possible. Who believed that humans could walk in the moon, a few centuries ago?
3. The trust we placed in our loved ones:
Almost every other person deals with trust issues today. As children, we had immense trust over our parents and our friends. We knew that they would be there for us and attend to our every need. It is important to know that sometimes, we are afraid to trust – it isn’t always that the other person is not trustworthy.
4. The belief in happy endings and saviours:
Endings can be happy. We can make them so. If you think that something didn’t turn out the way you expected it to, wait it out. Something better will happen in your life and make you feel that ‘everything happens for good’. We won’t see a happy ending, if we don’t believe in one.
5. The will to do something without any reason:
Enjoy the life. Relax. Not everything needs to have a reason to get done. And doing things without any reason will bring you out of the monotony of your life. Go, jump in the pool!
6. The knack to forgive and forget immediately:
A child never carries on grudges. Children are wiser than adults in many ways. The older we grow, the harder it becomes for us to forgive and forget. But you weren’t always like that. Forgive, so you can free yourself. Forget, because it is not worth it.
Planning to say hello again to the child in you? Help your friends too!