.A LITTLE BIT OF THIS AND THAT.

– mish mash of psychedelic ideals

simple little things September 8, 2009

Filed under: .All THINGS LOVELY. — twentyonepurplehorses @ 18:52
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walking along the river en route home is always a same old yet new experience for me.

picnics. don’t ask me how. students talking on their mobiles. boyfriends, maybe? people fishing. kissing. you name it, I’ve probably seen it. and you would’ve too, if you like passing by.

today was special. I saw a little boy of two with his grandpa. his grandpa was blowing bubbles and he was teaching the young one how. the little one caught on quickly – what a fast learner, and he had the biggest smile on his face. jumping up and down, he was oblivious to the number of flowers he had trampled on in his excitement.

oh, hail the simpler things in life. gone were the days when COACH meant bus to me. GUESS meant something else to me other than being a fun game I used to play. I pronounce HERMES with such poise and perfection, better than any of my Chinese vocabulary put together.

watching him made me smile and I paused for awhile.

when was the last time I slowed down?to look at the trees? the clouds in the sky? or anything else that didn’t appear on a screen?

in this world slow is like a taboo. but in His world, it’s gold. it’s key to your well being. it goes against everything you know, see and believe.

in our haste to grasp new things, we are sometimes oblivious to the simple things in life we trample on.

those beautiful, precious little things that are always there; lay forgotten.

how could we possibly miss them? the faithful sunrise, smiling puffy clouds, cool gentle breeze. rain.

it’s not that they weren’t there. it’s just that we didn’t take time to look.

xoxo

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.LITTLE ONES, BIG HEARTS. May 29, 2009

Filed under: .All THINGS LOVELY. — twentyonepurplehorses @ 23:52
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i was at one of my favorite child-friendly places last night.

the kind of place where little ones run around freely and big ones chomp down those famous meatballs. yum.

i have a loving/not-so-loving relationship with this place.

loving : everything! what is there not to love about this pretty place? the smell of new furniture, meatballs(!), chicken wings, soft serve and those oh-so-pretty little things.

not-so-loving : buying something 9 times out of 10. today was one of the times i went back empty handed. *phew*

i was heading to the washroom after my dinner (or should i just say meatballs)  when three little ones headed haphazardly in my direction. i smiled at them and they smiled back. i didn’t realise that the lack of smiles behind me, till this conversation ensued.

“wahhhhhhhh…anyhow run somemore! these kids ahhhh…omg…”

“yahhhh lorrrrr. i can’t stand kids! everytime i see one i feel like grabbing their head and…”

what’s there not to love about kids? i have learned so much from them :) here’s a few –

1. they are EXTREMELY FORGIVING. they can fight one minute and make up within the next. they play together again, as though nothing happened before that. try explaining this to adults.

2. they have no CARES/WORRIES. they live each day to the fullest – like to the max. notice they can’t even differentiate tomorrow/last week? everyday is TODAY to them. it is so matthew 6:34. love that :)

3. they are SO HONEST. they say it as it is, all the time. if they like you, they’ll tell you :) and if they don’t…they prolly will too. a few weeks ago, this child poked me and said, “eh, you remember me?” and smiled. that moment was priceless.

4. they are FEARLESS. until big people teach them how to be afraid.

5. they AREN’T AFRAID TO BE THEMSELVES. one of my favorite traits about these adorable little ones. they run/roll/dance/shake/groove. see how they shine until they’re told to be shy.

no wonder daddy God asks us to be like them :) matthew 19:14

xoxo daddy’s beloved.