6/07/2013

Bouncing Back Up

Kids aren't afraid to fall. They do it all the time.
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Wobbling toddler on fat little legs tumbles and tumbles again, but rises up to try once more. Walking the plank like a pirate, down he goes in the make believe sea, but swims to shore and walks the plank again. Daredevil motorcyclist flies down the hill and over the handlebars of her two-wheeler. A few bumps scrapes and tears, but she bikes back up the hill undefeated.

Where can we learn as many life lessons as from the examples children set us? Before the sense of mortality comes upon them, they are brave, invincible. No defeat is too overwhelming. No loss can't be recoverable. No fall keeps them on the ground. Their determination and optimism break through the clouds of discouragement, and what ifs, and I can'ts.

Maybe this is yet another way Jesus wants us to be like little children.


1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.




13 comments:

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    1. Thanks. I enjoyed your take on "Fall."

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  2. Determination and optimism indeed!
    Love this! Glad I moved in next door at Lisa Jo's community.
    Blessings,
    Felecia

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    1. Good to see you at Five Minute Friday. Hope you enjoy the experience.

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  3. Good words - a challenge to live like a child: invincible, recoverable, determined, optimistic, un-discouraged, undaunted. Love this!

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    1. Now, if only I would live like this . . .

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  4. Sometimes it's very hard to get up - but with God's help you can do it anyway.

    Love,
    Sandie

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    1. You're right Sandie. That is the only way we can rise up sometimes. We are blessed.

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  5. mmm ... no wonder Jesus loves the little children?

    ;-}

    Linda

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    1. We should try to learn from them as much as they learn from us.

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  6. And all I can think of when I see kids bounce back up after a fall is, 'wow they are gonna pay for that when they are in their 40s, because I sure am....' :)

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  7. I'm sure we could all take lessons from kids - and cats and dogs too. They all know how live the life ;)

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