I love my grandchildren. I am so blessed to have them in my life. They keep me young and make me feel old all at the same time. I was in the front yard this past weekend playing football with my grandson. We started off by throwing the football back and forth. It did not take long for him to incorporate more than throwing the football back and forth. He began to setup plays with fake interceptions, running plays and finally tackling. I felt young when we first started and I was excited to extend the play. When it was my turn to catch the set up interception and run to score, I embarrassingly stumbled, tripped over my own two feet and fell to the ground despite attempting to stay on my feet. As I was falling to the ground I was thinking of my age and how much it was going to hurt. Embarrassingly, I got to my feet and told my grandson I was okay, but I would not be running the plays any longer. He understood and we continued to throw the football back and forth. He found joy and happiness in just throwing the football back and forth.
Children have it all together. The simple thoughts. The simple joy and happiness. We are to model ourselves after children. When we begin to grow and get older, we become tainted to joy and happiness through life’s hardships. We stumble, fumble, lose our footing and fall to the ground. We have two choices. We can get back up or we can stay down on the ground. The fall might be gradual. It might start out as simply as throwing the ball back and forth. After time, we find ourselves adding more and more pleasures to cover the pain we have experienced, which in turn throws us into full chaos. As you were falling, you may have been thinking as I did, “This is going to hurt!” You might have had the thought of, “What am I doing?” Another burden, as you fall, could be knowing what you are doing is going to hurt others around you. Some get up faster than others. There are some that need hope, encouragement or someone to listen to them, wondering even if it’s possible to get up off the ground. Do you long for the days of simple thoughts, joy and happiness?
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