[back to being a kid]
When we are kids, we want to grow up.
We think that being an adult rocks.
We think that we will finally be free.
But if anything, adulthood only brings more responsibilities
And often robs us of our freedom.
When we are adults, we long to go back
And be kids again.
To play like there’s not a care in this life.
To swing high and giggle with delight.
To color outside the lines and still have fun.
Thank God we are free to take ourselves “back in time.”
We still have the opportunity to become a kid,
We only need to allow ourselves to relax and
Truly enjoy little things that make life fun.
Last week I came up with an idea of how to decorate our office for the upcoming Christmas. Lately I have spent a lot of time around kids, so this was the result – I decided to make a hand-tree, similar to what the kiddos recently made at the Sunday School. I got the green construction paper and distributed it among the Chamber team members. It was fun to watch people reminisce about their childhoods while they tried to outline their hands and cut the outlines out. “Haven’t done this in YEARS!” was the common comment. Today I finally got all of the hands (even my boss’ who also took a couple of minutes out of his busy schedule to outline his hands on the paper), Scotch-taped them together, and hung the final creation at our Reception.
Here’s what we’ve got:
This tree, besides representing all our Chamber team, also has two extra hands for those team members who left the Chamber – one is on maternity leave and another is in Canada, supporting local AmCham.
We are one team and I am thankful that I am a part of it.