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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Fumbling Resilience

I have a one year old. She is in the constantly-fumbling-and-falling stage. She has been walking for a month or so now, but still pretty much falls down once every 5 minutes, give or take.

I am lucky enough to stay at home with my kids, and watch all of those fumbles. But watching her fall down so often, as an observer is a little.... frustrating. Yesterday while watching her fall for like the millionth time I wondered, "Why isn't she discouraged?  Why does she keep getting up and trying?" 

We start off as such determined little people.  But, with time, we start to buckle to discouragement.  This reminds me of the references in the scriptures to "be like little children".  I see why we are encouraged to be like a child.  They are loving, constantly learning, and unwilling to give up.

I am grateful that little children are resilient. For if not, we probably would end up like the people in WallE.  Not walking, but floating around in our multi-tasking chairs.

So let's try to be more like children; undiscouragable, full of hope and love for all.

4 comments:

lettersfromlaunna

Awesome post Maria, I have been looking forward to a new one from you :) I agree, we need to have that tenacity of a child:)

Launna

Good

I think you have invented a new word - undiscouragable!
I work with young children cause it gives me hope and happiness to see all these things you talk about

Michelle @ Loving Every Second

Thanks for the great post :)

Ruth Scovill

Not only are they not discouraged, but kids are truly excited about those accomplishments. Before you know it, she'll be running full speed ahead, and then try to keep up with her!

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