Monday, February 20, 2012

Through The Eyes of a Child

I love kids. Especially the ones that remind me of the vows I've made to myself so long ago regarding what type of adult I want to be when I grow up. Sometimes, I have to ponder why I got lost in the shuffle, and make resolutions to get back on track.

Last night, I met a wonderful little being, Chloe. Chloe and her family came to visit Orlando from England and was in line for Disney's The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. As her mom was speaking about England with a group of dancers in front of the line, Chloe took the opportunity to chat with me about little tid bits of her world. She took me back with surprise because she looked like a shy type. I suppose her defenses went down after she saw me talking with her mom first. Chloe was glowing and her green eyes became dark pools as she excitedly shared her experiences throughout her young life. She is such as a funny character. One can tell that she's seizing the opportunity that she finally has someone who would actually listen to her. One lasting impression I've gathered from her is when we were about to step into the elevator for the ride. She said, "I don't know why I laugh even when I'm afraid. You see, I do this [giggles], and everything always turns out alright."

Even after just a short interaction with little Chloe, the world seemed much brighter. There really is something to say about the innocence of a child. It is very refreshing being around someone who is not yet jaded and see the world with so much possibility. And of course, the lesson that I've gathered is - "No matter how bad things are. No matter how much fear strikes through your heart. Smile and laugh. It always turn out alright." Funny how age doesn't matter when you receive your lessons. Even children can teach you something... if you'll only listen.