“Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.” — Michael Jackson

Why is it that most everyone loves to be around children? Because they are pure in spirit and up until a certain age are not tainted by our world’s programmed beliefs and limitations. Because they often ooze such joy and allow us to see the world through their fresh eyes. Because they remind us of who we all once were. Because they are love.

Unfortunately as we get older, we tend to lose our childlike spirit as well as our ability to be spontaneous. Often we get stuck in our ways and lose our sense of curiosity and wonderment and all too often, life feels like a chore. I don’t believe life was meant to be lived this way. In fact, I believe losing that sense of innate joy and playfulness is just as much of a contributor to any ill health as eating an unhealthy diet, or not getting enough exercise or sleep; it all plays a part.

“We do not quit playing because we grow old; we grow old because we quit playing.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes

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