My family has been adopted recently. It appears that a
sweet, stray kitten about five months old has taken us to be her family.
The kitten found my wife first and won over her heart completely. She
then proceeded to love her way into each of my children's hearts and
my own as well. It is such a joy watching my children pet her, play
with her, and love her so happily. It reminds me of all the simple joys
that I cherished in my own childhood: petting dogs, holding kittens,
riding bikes, playing ball, swinging on swings, and swimming in the
The funny thing is that I still enjoy many of these things today. I
am not embarrassed to swing at the playground, to love on my pets, to
play ball without worrying who wins, to ride a bike, or to swim and
splash in the local river. Maybe I still have the heart of a child.
My wife once showed me an article about how children and adults see
things differently and I found myself agreeing with the children on
||Don't be afraid to live as a child
then. Don't be afraid to play with a dog, cuddle a cat, and swing on a
swing. Don't be afraid to enjoy the moment, to love other people, and
to find fun and joy everywhere. God gives us no greater happiness than
living with the wisdom, love, and kindness of a child. God gives no greater
key to the Kingdom of Heaven than living with the heart of a child.