I've just had the opportunity to bare witness to one of the good old institutions of the school experience.
The School Play.
Watching a bunch of 6 & 7 year olds recite learnt lines, tread the boards, smile, giggle and generally enjoy the experience of performing for their audience, is a bloody nice reminder.
Their fun is simple; yet so good to watch.
They feel nervous; yet with a little encouragement they just get on with it.
They learn a lot of lessons that aren't even known to them yet.
Simplicity is still freely present. Please hold onto that!
As we develop through childhood and into adults, something quite often happens to the majority of us.
We get rained in by societal expectations.
We develop tendencies that aren't always personally helpful.
We quite often lose the ability to have simple fun.
We worry what others think about us. We just worry too much.
We get caught up trying to keep up with the Jones's. Want more, need more. Sheesh!
We need to revert back to our younger children's mindsets more often.
Keep things simple, less complicated and enjoy, just enjoying ourselves.
The over-complication we develop and then live in, is now showing up in the "stats" we're seeing and hearing about everyday in the media, and the unfortunate outcomes they can have.
Thanks for the reminder little actors!