Happiness, pure and unadulterated happiness is experienced during the first few years of a person’s life. Though crying is the very first emotion a child displays upon taking birth they bring joy to people around them. Small details that are often neglected by elders have the power to bring utter pleasure to younger ones. A small word “yes” to their wishes and you are granted a toothy mischevious smile while the word “no” can be the start of a temper tantrum.
As Kailash Satyarthi says “Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with a child’s eye – it is very beautiful”.
A child’s mind is very simple to decipher. It’s either yes or no, happy or sad, black or white. There are no grey areas. Giving them candy makes them happy. Denying their wishes makes them angry. The thought of ghosts gives them chills and breaking their toys makes them sad. They do not bother themselves with complex emotions.
Children are the personification of innocence. Their world is limited to parents, teachers, and friends. They enjoy every day to the maximum. So childhood is one of the most carefree and fun-loving phases of a person’s life.
It’s never too late to take a glimpse of the cherished memories. Since we have already lived this phase of our life all we can do is reminisce those moments. Whenever we feel low or depressed the mantra to overcome it is as follows:
1. Take a break from a stressful life.
2. Bring out the photo albums with your childhood pictures.
3. Share these with your loved ones.
Each of these photos holds some value and has a story behind it. Be it happy or sad it can put a smile on your face and lift your spirit.
Let’s take a sneak peek of those moments which we have somehow forgotten on the path of transforming from a child to an adult. Some of these emotions may seem insignificant now but felt like life-altering then.
1. Boasting about a new toy to every friend.
2. Sneaking behind parent’s back just to play outside for few extra minutes.
3. Completing homework was the most difficult task and was a nightmare.
4. Hiding the report card from your parents.
5. Deciding whom to give your friendship band.
6. The phrase “Sharing is caring” seemed like the most hated phrase when it came to candies.
7. Stationery is another thing a child is most possessive about. Lossing an eraser could be the cause of a heart attack.
8. Feeling sad because your friend scores more marks than you.
9. Becoming a class monitor was the ultimate goal.
10. Waiting for summer holidays eagerly to go out and play early.
Such are the simple joys of childhood. The best way to enjoy life is to never lose your inner child. Looking at the world through a child’s view can make it look brighter and colorful.
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