Friday, August 17, 2012

What 2 year old babies taught me?

Observing babies can be a fascinating experience - Simply because
At the age of 2
Babies are supremely active
Babies are incredibly fun
Babies are full of curiosity
Babies are unimaginably naughty

Every moment is full of wonder
Every moment is a learning experience
Every moment counts
Every moment makes a difference
And hence you lose track of time...

Babies can teach you a number of life lessons which no book or school can really teach you.. And the best part is that babies don't lecture. They demonstrate these lessons in action.. So all you need to do is OBSERVE, LEARN and PRACTICE

Live in the PRESENT
The best part of babies is that they live life in the NOW! They don't worry about the future or dwell in the past.. Its just about what to see, do, say or listen at this moment. And memory is really short lived.. So it takes less than a minute to laugh and a few seconds to cry.. And before you know, everything is just fine :)

Be CURIOUS
Babies are curious about everything. Everything is new.. unexplored and wonderfully inviting to touch, feel, meddle, spoil, learn, see, smell, hear.. And the world around is a treasure waiting to be discovered... So babies exlpore on their own, or they ask questions, or they tag you along.. in their journey to unravel the mysteries and treasures of the world!

Focus on the EXPERIENCE
A very important lesson which babies can teach us is to focus on the experience.. And for this, you should give your undivided attention to the experience.. The only pre-requisite is that you should do one thing at a time.. Else, you don't pay enough attention to the experience neither do you enjoy it! So if they're crying, it is about crying.. If they're laughing, it is about laughing.. If they're playing, it is about playing.. If they're on YouTube, it is about YouTube .. Everything else can wait! And that's an invaluable lesson because in today's day and age, everyone is trying to do a gazzilion things in one minute.. And the important thing is to find ingeniously creative ways to make every moment count.. The point is every moment counts - If you give it your undivided attention and dwell in the moment..

Laugh HEARTILY
If you've ever heard a baby laugh, you'll agree that it is one of the most beautiful and musical sounds to the ear! A baby's laugh is genuine, pure, from the tummy and is a delight to listen to! Also, babies are really not aware of who's around, who's watching them, whose going to say what - They just LAUGH! A lesson worth learning ... and practicing - When you feel like laugh, laugh heartily without a care in the world - It is an unparalleled experience!

Want something badly enough? - GO FOR IT
If a 2 years old baby wants something badly enough, he / she will do everything is his / hear capacity to get it - And I don't mean that's always good.. But the point is that babies cry, yell, scream, shout, plead, beg, request, create a scene - And do just about anything and everything they possible can to get what they want! - And that's an important lesson because way too often many of us tend to give up way too early and easily on what we really WANT.. A lesson worth emulating from babies... If you wany something badly enough, GO FOR IT!

What's your view? Leave a comment to let me know

1 comment:

  1. Guess u r alrdy thinking abt bday of baby N. Very well written

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