I have discovered that no matter how old I get I still manage to feel a childlike thrill when the first snowflakes of the season appear.
Last week we were supposed to get our first snow of the season. When I woke that morning, as soon as I remembered that it was supposed to be snowing I quickly looked out the window. I was so disappointed to see only gray skies but no snow. Luckily by the time I had finished making a cup of tea I glimpsed something float by outside and sure enough, it had started to snow.
I smiled and loved the fact that I could still feel the wonder and excitement that I used to feel as a kid when it snowed. It was a magical moment.
I sat by the window watching the snowflakes blowing around in the wind. They didn’t last long but it was long enough for me to relish feeling like a kid again. It was a delicious moment of enjoying being a grownup with my hot cup of tea and at the same time feeling the fluttery childlike joy of watching it snow.
Enjoy your inner child when he or she shows up to surprise you!