Meet Nick, the youngest of my nephews. He’s full of spunk and full of questions.
This picture was taken this past Thanksgiving when I caught him eating his special “turkey” cookie before the main meal. He kept asking if he could eat his chicken cookie (guess he likes chicken more than turkey). We held him off as long as we could but he finally ran out of patience.
Today, I got a message from my sister as she was eating lunch out with my nephews. It made me laugh so I’m sharing it with you just as it came to me:
“We’re at Chic-fil-a where the cow is making an appearance. The cow comes over then walks off as Nick shouts: MOOOOM, WHY IS HE HERE?? IS HE HUNGRY? MOOOOOOM, DO COWS EAT CHICKEN?!??! MOM….DO COWS TALK??? MOM…HOW COME HE’S NOT TALKING? MOM, DID HE GO TO THE POTTY? MOM….DO COWS PEE MILK?!?
That cow couldn’t get away fast enough!!!”
I let out a hearty chuckle because it is so refreshing to see the world through the eyes of a four year old. To remember what it was like to be so full of questions and live every day like it was one big adventure.
Curiosity leads to learning. It leads to growing and becoming more of who we are meant to be. It is a sign of our longing to experience life to the fullest. And I hope that, no matter how old I get, I never outgrow that desire.
Thanks to Nick for reminding me that curiosity is one of life’s simple pleasures…and so is a good laugh!
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of its mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.” ~ Albert Einstein