“Jesus, of course, has the highest view of children. And, children are our teachers in many ways, maybe as much as, if not more than, we are theirs.”
This is so true. My three-year-old granddaughter has taught me so much!
Here are a few lessons I have learned from Adyson:
- Be enthusiastic. Go at your job, your to-do-list, your hobby, your ministry with all the gusto you can work up. Just jump in there and go at it.
- Be glad to see people. Whenever you see someone coming – SMILE. Grab them and hug them. Shake their hand heartily. Yell their name. Okay, you don’t have to yell, but make sure they know you are glad to see them.
- Say “thank you” and “I love you” often. Be thankful for everything people do for you and tell them. Let the people you love know that you love them. Make sure they know it.
- Play awhile and rest awhile. A little rest and recreation restores your soul and your mind – especially your creativity.
- Love to learn. Read a book. Take a class. Learn a new hobby. Attend a conference. Talk to someone who loves the same things as you. Keep on learning. You are never too young or too old to learn something new. Then share with someone else.
See what you can learn from a three-year-old! What have you learned from unlikely people?
Earlier this week, Sally Lloyd-Jones’ book The Jesus Storybook Bible was added to our Volunteer Toolbox Series. Check out that article to find out more about the book!