My July 9th  post was about letting kids be… well kids!  It has been my philosophy for years, and one in which I receive great delight. In today’s electronic age I often wondered if I was becoming old fashioned in my thoughts.  Then recently, while we were traveling, a thunderstorm blew in quickly.  We scrambled for cover with the masses.  Eventually, the rumblings and lightening passed and all that was left was a steady downpour.  As I peeked out of the door, a smile leaped to my face, a low belly laugh began to form and my eyes twinkled with joy.  For you see, outside of the shop, rain ran in little rivers along the sidewalk on both sides of the cobblestone street.  And there it was!  Confirmation of my July 9th  post.  They slipped from the nearby houses, coming from all directions.  Little umbrellas, covering tiny people in varying heights, colorful raincoats and a pair of super large rubber boots, danced and hopped in the puddles.  Splashing, stomping, running, squealing and laughter were displayed for all to see.  It was a picture of pure child delight!

Photo source: Hidden Splendor Publishing ©

Photo source: Hidden Splendor Publishing ©

Photo source: Hidden Splendor Publishing ©

 
Photo source: Hidden Splendor Publishing ©

Photo source: Hidden Splendor Publishing ©
 

 Simplicity, and the simple joys in life, is the cornerstone of happiness.

Be alert to opportunities, participate, enjoy…

 
 
Inspired from the book:
Miraculous, Magical Moments in Minutes:

Over 500 Quick, Easy Activities for Adults and Children to Share

by Becky Baxa
Available from http://www.Amazon.com
in both Kindle and Paperback versions
 

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