Live Like a Three Year-Old!

CIMG7942Seize life! Eat bread with gusto, Drink wine with a robust heart. Oh yes – God takes pleasure in your pleasure! 8 Dress festively every morning. Don’t skimp on colors and scarves. 9 Relish life with the spouse you love Each and every day of your precarious life. Each day is God’s gift. It’s all you get in exchange For the hard work of staying alive. Make the most of each one! 10 Whatever turns up, grab it and do it. And heartily! This is your last and only chance at it, For there’s neither work to do nor thoughts to think In the company of the dead, where you’re most certainly headed. Ecclesiastes 9:7-9

Today is my youngest baby’s third birthday. Micah Nathaniel. This boy LOVES to run! He runs in the house, no matter how many times we tell him not to. He runs to the car…he runs to school… he is always running. He even runs right after getting hurt (which happens usually because he was running!).

Micah was born with absolutely no sense of fear.  He is impulsive, sometimes reckless, and always excited for his next adventure.

A little over a year ago, before Micah was even 2, he dove headfirst into a little, half-frozen pond, in February! He just can’t see danger. To him, life isn’t about avoiding danger…it’s about EMBRACING it!

Of course, as a mom, these characteristics scare the granny panties right off of me. But, a part of me loves that about him. He doesn’t avoid things because of their potential to harm him…he even seems to run TO them!

Another part of me is just plain jealous. I so wish I could live that way! Not living in fear of dying, of getting hurt. I’ve learned a lot these past few years, so the fear is not consuming anymore. But I do think about it often, because I came so close.

The way I’d LIKE to live my life is the way Micah does. Full speed ahead! If I get hurt, sob for a minute, and then get up and start running again! I want to enjoy all the moments I’ve got, and I want to embrace ALL of it! Including all the scary stuff. There’s a line in “The Lion King”, which totally describes Micah, and describes who I am striving to become: “I laugh in the face of danger! HA HA HA!”

To most of us, life is full of danger, and much of it is really no laughing matter. But wouldn’t it be great if we would just seize it….grab hold of whatever it is, and let it break us, melt us….change us!

Say it with me, people! “I laugh in the face of danger!”

HA HA HA!!!

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