|Photo by D. McMillin|
Today I went for a six mile hike out of a need to just get out and enjoy a nice warm but not hot day. I brought along a kite with me because the wind was blowing and the location, Turnbull Wildlife Refuge has some very open spaces.
About two miles out I stopped and pulled out the kite for a little fun, the kite is a stunt kite I purchased at REI. After a couple of minute of painting circle, lines, and other odd shapes across the sky I began to really enjoy a time of standing still and laughing when the kite crashed into the ground, just like a child at play. This is one of the reasons I get out, to stop and remember what it is like to enjoy life like a child does. Seeing and doing new things is exactly what children do.
Though this is a not quite what Jesus meant when he said, "you must be like a child to enter the kingdom of heaven," life is found much more livable when we learn how to enjoy it like a child.