Forgiveness from Babes…

IMG_0692It amazes me how malleable the mind of a child is…. That they can be hurt but forgive so quickly…. That I can share little things like forgiveness and love on such a basic level and watch them be absorbed and understood…

The kids I nannied for taught me so much… They constantly showed me how important it is to ask for forgiveness when I had an attitude and it affected their mood… So many times they had their own day…. They were in their own little world, and then I allowed my mood to change them…

And then I would find myself kind of explaining to them that I wasn’t mad at them at all… Just having a rough day or have a negative attitude… And that my sour mood had nothing to do with them…

Usually… When this happened… I found myself explaining forgiveness to a six year old…

Forgiveness… It’s such a simple thing to do… And he forgives so willingly….

So why does it seem the older we get the more difficult it becomes to forgive and move forward?..

If you’re anything like me, we tend to overcomplicate the situation and hold on to things for no good reason at all… Which is ridiculous…But reality…

So it’s so nice and refreshing to see how well a six-year old can choose to forgive… He doesn’t even have to understand or know the whole situation… He just sees that I was wrong and would like him to forgive me so we can move past that moment and on to the next one…

And I think that’s so amazing… I wish we all had the innocence of a child in that way… I know the majority of us get hurt at an early age and become effected by the world around us… But how amazing is it that in the midst of that hurt… The hurt we really don’t know or understand… That we can learn something as simple as forgiveness and love others in return….

I just love that because it causes me to be in awe… In awe of the little, simple things that make life so beautiful…

I only wish I could forgive like a child… To have a heart like a child… To just simply let it all go in that moment and move forward…

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