I love the innocence of babies.
I got to spend the day with grand nephew who is 5 1/2 months old. He's such a happy baby. He giggles and loves to hang out. He's figured out an unconventional way to start moving around. When he's lying on his back, he gets his legs under him and he scoots himself backward. He's teething, but he isn't fussy. He just grabs your finger, stuffs it in his mouth, and gums it to death.
While hanging out with him today, his diaper leaked and he peed on me, he spit up on me twice, and I changed his stinky diaper. But you know what? I didn't mind a bit. His sweet, innocent smile melted my heart and I knew that everything was okay.
We can learn a lot about how to treat each other when we're around babies. We are observant, patient, and loving. We live in the moment with them. We simply enjoy the way they learn, the way they trust us unconditionally, and the fact that their smile lights up our lives.
Imagine how much better our relationships will be when we do the same thing with each other.
If you haven't been around a baby in awhile, I urge you to find one to hang out with and note how positively you're affected by the experience.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.