We all need the same things: water, sleep, food, and love. That’s my simple approach to life. This being my fortieth year of living, I have come to find out that not much has changed over the years. We all love someone, have hopes, dreams and of course, fears. We will always want our mothers and fathers to hold our hands through whatever life brings. Do you know why? It’s because we feel fear sometimes and we need comforting.
We ALL need to be comforted. I have spent a great deal of my life feeling afraid but denying it. That caused me to be what I call a “pretender.” A pretender is someone who gives off the image of having “nerves of steel” but in all actuality, that person is still afraid. The person also becomes a poor communicator, in practice (more about that in another post).
I was totally that guy (now, just partially him, lol).
But something clicked recently.
What clicked is that we all are just children. No matter the age, we must continue to look at life as children. Be inquisitive, love learning and enjoy simplicity. As an adult, I have lost sight of these things at times. I have an up-close look at these basic tenants of life, through our son. He’s a toddler these days, and he shows me how to be like him. Maybe it’s an even exchange. We provide him with invaluable lessons and he does the same.
[While I was writing this, my Dad called to tell me he was thinking about his children this morning and wanted to hear my voice. That was sweet.]
No matter how old I am, I’ll always want my parents to hold my hand and tell me things will be okay. That won’t ever change.
Until Next Time,
Love & Peace.