We are brought into this world full of joy, laughter, hope, and trust. Gratitude for simple things. The sound of soft lullaby. A warm bottle. A snuggle with mom or dad. We have an innate curiosity and wonder regarding the world around us. An ability to see beauty in all things. As young children we love to draw with crayons, play imaginatively, tell stories. Sadly, as we age many no longer see the beauty in all things. Some of us become jaded, or just too busy, and lose our curiosity and wonder.
Fear, which is learned from those around us, can begin to take over. We respond to the fear of our parents, our siblings, even our teachers. Don’t touch. Be careful. Even facial expression can teach fear. Fear of failure or disappointment. Fear in some cases can help keep us safe from danger but it can also negatively impact our creativity, our confidence and view of the world.
When we take the time to experience life through the eyes of a child, we once again notice the simple little things that are incredible miracles to behold. The details of the smallest shells. The intricacies of a flower or insect. Gratitude for simple things. A feeling of hope and joy in a challenging chaotic world. Nurturing our inner creativity. As an artist that is where I get my inspiration. I try to capture the beauty in the ordinary that others might not see. By tapping into my inner child and taking a fresh look at the world, it allows me the opportunity to see familiar places or things in a whole new light.
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