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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Optimism

Children have a built in optimism. More often than not. This is gradually eroded over time, and we become either the half full or half empty adults. It's such a waste.

I don't understand why we are born with such great qualities but these get quashed over time. I wish there was some way to get them back.

My daughter had made a Hama bead heart, and I ironed it, but there were two beads in the centre that would not stick together, so it effectively had a hole in the heart. My girl just looks at it and says merrily "It doesn't matter, it still looks a tiny bit great."

We can never be perfect, we can never get all that we desire in life but let's aim for realising what we have and what we do is still a tiny bit great.

Linking up with #IMustConfess on the prompt of things children say


23 comments:

  1. Oh I love this!! How positive - it's still a tiny bit great. We can learn so much from our children.

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  2. I love it - a tiny bit great, that's the best! It's amazing what we can learn from our kids.

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  3. I think if we can all be a tiny bit great, even when we feel the complete and utter opposite then that is a good thing. Maybe that can be my aim for today - to be a tiny bit great? xx

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  4. Being a tiny bit great, that's all that we can hope for yeah? Our kids have so much capacity to teach us don't they? Especially about being happy and positive.

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  5. I love that it's a tiny bit great! Love it :)
    Great is actually a great word.
    My brother-in-law always answers the question "how are you" with a very enthusiastic "Great!" He says it actually makes him feel great, and when I hear that enthusiastic and very spirited answer to my question it makes me feel great too.
    I love that your daughter can see that things can be a tiny bit great ...
    Gorgeous!
    Happy Friday!
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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  6. Imagine being naively optimistic forever. Never getting hurt emotionally, no heartache. Amazing.

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  7. "tiny bit great" - I love it.
    We live in the world we're nothing ever seems to be good enough and no amount of success will lead to happiness. I so agree with you that we just need to make the most and be truly grateful for what we already have. Because really, putting it in perspective, it's helluva lot.

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  8. Out of the mouths of babes eh! Gosh they say some beautiful things :)

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  9. See what a great attitude, right now my daughter would say it's not perfect and get upset :(

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  10. What a beautiful girl and what a great way of seeing the world. I'm going to try and see the tiny bit if great in everything from now on. :-)

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  11. It takes a simple bit of wisdom from a child to wake us up doesn't it!

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  12. Your daughter has the right approach. Would love to see a picture of her bead heart.

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  13. Such a beautiful sentiment, "a tiny bit great".
    I too often ponder on when and how our child like beauty gets changed for adultness.

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  14. Love this!! I've always been a half full girl and it's something I desperatly hope I can pass on to my kids too! We're all a tiny bit great xx

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  15. That's beautiful. Children really have so much to teach us. I think if we listen carefully enough, they can guide us back to that organic optimism that we lose as we grow older.

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  16. Fabulous outlook! Something I need to remember when I am doubting myself xx

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  17. A tiny bit great - what a great way to look at that !
    Me xox

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  18. A tiny bit great - I love that. Need to get my daughter to realise that not everything has to be perfect so I might try this out on her and see if it sticks.

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  19. Your daughter is a clever cookie- I hope she keeps that positivity!

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  20. What is perfection if not what we want it to be

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  21. How beautiful! I love her view on that - priceless!

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