As I watched the squirrels playing in the trees today it reminded me of us when we were kids. We just wanted to have fun and play games. As soon as we awoke in the morning, we were anxious to go out and play.We were always creative and needed Zero supervision and learned to get along and be kind to one another.
The children today are really wrapped up in the technology of the times and are not as anxious to just get outside and be creative in finding things to enjoy in nature.
We have to encourage our kids to enjoy nature, just being out in the peace and tranquility that nature provides will help them be creative. They need to take a break from the tech world, nature will always be with us and will be there to enjoy.
Hop scotch, pee wee, hid and go seek and ball. Playing catch with my brothers toughened me up and helped prepare me for the world people face today.
The boys often said "smarten up" "toughen up" or "brighten up" so I obliged and used my creative spirit. Playing Goalie for them was not my favorite thing but it did put me in control and I knew I had a huge responsibility to keep the ball or the puck OUT.
We often played ball hockey with a tennis ball which didn't hurt nearly as much.
Dave reminds me that they used frozen horse buns which were almost as hard and painful as a real puck, thats being CREATIVE. The horses used to pull the wagons to deliver the milk to our homes when we were young kids and when they had to poop they just let it go. Which made good fertilizer for our gardens in the summer time. The squirrels I saw today reminded me of Johnny Horton's song "Whispering Pines"
See that squirrel up in the trees, his mate there on the ground. Hear the barking call of love for the happiness they found. Is my love still my love oh this I've got to know, send the message by the wind because I love her so.
When you find a mate LOVE them with all your HEART & SOUL.
You may say we are in our second childhood now, as we play games and enjoy life as carefree CHILDREN learning to be creative.
Are you looking to be CREATIVE ? Our MENTOR has shown us a way to be Creative and find the happiness we desire, perhaps you can find yours also.