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 river.
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 every point. If you ask me,
having a child's heart is a pretty good thing. Children take
joy freely wherever they can find it.
to hold back on their joy for fear of being called immature.
Children tend to accept and love people unconditionally.
Adults tend to judge and reject others without getting to know
them. Children tend to live and find happiness in the
present moment. Adults tend to live in guilt about the past
and worry about the future.
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