Curious like a child

Yesterday, we celebrated my dad’s birthday. This means that the whole family came together, including my sister and her family. I always enjoy spending time with my nephew, as I don’t see him very often. This is an entry that highlights the mind of a child and what I want to copy from him.

My nephew is not even two years old, but that doesn’t mean I cannot learn something from him. At one point in the afternoon, he discovered a candle in a wooden lantern and he played with it for about 20-25 minutes. All he did was unlock the seal, get the candle out of the lantern, lock the door, unlock the door, put in the candle, lock the door, and so on and so on. His focus, determination and curiosity were amazing. It was as if I was not right next to him at all. Of course, a few times he looked at me to tell me something, but then he was immersed in the world of the lantern.

He investigated everything very thoroughly. He figured out how to unlock and lock the seal on his own, he investigated the candle intensely, and also the lantern and the little plate within. It was amazing to see how he can do this all on his own. And also, the time he took for it. That is something I want to copy from him. To take my time to really watch and understand the things. I often am in a rush and thing I got it and then I continue with something else. Sometimes, I only think I understood it, but when I have to do it in the future, I struggle. So, it was a nice little lecture on patience. =)

 

Have a wonderful day and take care!

Stephan

One Comment Add yours

  1. Totally agree with you ! As we grow up we forget to really focus on things and ask questions about what surrounds us 🙂

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