That excitement. Regardless of whether it’s been 5 minutes or 3 days – it’s same level of joy expressed by my kids when they greet me at the door.
A level of enthusiasm so infectious.
Are they just not smart enough to know the difference?
I would argue a little different.
Instead hey have no expectation. They aren’t anchored in the past or anticipating the future. They don’t live with constant expectation about the way things are “supposed to be.”
All that’s there to them is the present.
So they live it to the fullest.
It’s that curiosity. That joy. That unforgiving excitement of something new.
They are fully present in the moment.
And we can learn from that as adults.
We get so caught up with everything but being in the now.
Let’s forget the past, stop anticipating the future, and just be there in the moment.
And maybe we can start to bring back that joy and curiosity we had as kids.