All That We Behold

"All that we behold is full of blessings. " ~William Wordsworth

What we see when we look at the world has a way of changing from the time we are youngsters, to adulthood.  The view through that familiar living room window changes light.  We no longer see with a sense of fascination.  The magical goggles somehow get removed from those brilliant eyes.   Then bifocals replace them with a mundane outlook.  The only way to see that glorious vision again is to remove the layers of practical callus upon the soul, and see like a child once more.

I have always believed that you can learn more from a child than you can a text book, when it comes to the matters of the heart.  They wear their heart out on their sleeve, and do not mind sharing how they feel or what they see.  We learn to be patient in their haste, and we learn to be honest from the example and tendernous of a child's presence.  They see the world as an adventure and a wonder.  There is a certain grace in innocense, and a graciousness in the innocense of a child.  They are open to love and acceptance of others.  Something that we could use having a little more of in our adult lives. 

Another Thanksgiving is arriving once again.  The holiday season is always a busy time, making it easy to loose sight of the simple pleasures that matter most.  So I challenge myself and anyone that wants to venture with me to put back on those magical goggles of a child.  To see the world and all it's beauty, knowing that there are so many blessing in every direction we look.  We have so much to be thankful for.  Just take a peek out your living room window, and you will get your first glimpse.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in blog land! 

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving back atcha! :-)

  2. Thank-you for this beautiful post...there is something sweet and simple, as we try to see the world through a child's eyes.

    Happy Thanksgiving~

  3. As one who watches her granddaughter (turning 4 Saturday) full time, I agree. One CAN learn so much from a child. I thank God for the opportunity I have to spend this precious time with her.

  4. True! I'm so thankful for the daily opportunity to see things through my children's eyes! Happy Thanksgiving, Carrie! You're a blessing.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving!! Oh if we could see the world as a child how much lovelier it would be!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you Carrie and to all your readers.

  7. I once wrote 'Ever to see with the eyes of a child, is to see the world for ever new' so I agree with you wholeheartedly! ♥

  8. Wishing you and yours a very special Thanksgiving 2011.

  9. Hi Carrie, since the arrival of my grandson I have had many occasions to experience exactly what you've so eloquently written, such a blessing. Hope you and yours have a great holiday.

    Take care,


  10. smiles...there is so much i learn from my boys each day...happy thanksgiving carrie!

  11. Oh I so agree Carrie! To see with the eyes of children, to experience the 'awe', to see with the eyes of the heart, this is pure gift! Great post!

  12. Truly, the "child is father to the man" (Wordsworth)


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