July 13, 2011

There is a story about a father who became disturbed about the length of time his six year old son was taking to get home from school.

The father decided he would make the trip to discover for himself how long it should take a small boy to cover the distance.

The father settled on 20 minutes but his son was still taking an hour.

Finally the father decided to make the trip with his son.

After the trip, the father said, “The 20 minutes I thought reasonable was right, but I failed to consider such important things as a side trip to track down a trail of ants…or an educational stop to watch a man fix a flat…or the time it took to swing around a half dozen telephone poles…or how much time it took for a boy just to get acquainted with two stray dogs and brown cat.

“In short,” said the father, “I had forgotten what it is really like to be six years old.”[1]

Some times it’s good to be a child again.

Children do not have a concept of the past. They do not really care about the future. All they are concerned about is the here and now. Maybe this is the reason why kids are happy all the time and adults are not.

Some times it’s good to be a child all over again.

Children are really humorous. I find them funny all the time.

Little Jimmy comes home from school at the end of a term from school with his report card.  The report card was littered with a lot of failing grades..

His parents start lecturing him, and Jimmy explains that everyone in his class did poorly not just him.

“But what about David down the street,” they said, “he brought home all high grades!

“Well David is different.” He explained.

“How so?” His father asked.

“‘Cuz his parents are smart!”

There’s a lot of honest innocence about kids.


Two young kids were walking home from Sunday School, each deep in his own thoughts. Finally one said, “What do you think about all this devil business we studied today?”

The other boy replied thoughtfully, “Well, you know how Santa Claus turned out. This is probably just your Dad, too.”

One things you cannot remove from kids is their ability to dream.

What is life for if we have lost ours?

It’s good to be a child again. We need to dream big dreams.

Let me read you a poem entitled “Into Your Dreams” authored by Suzanne Zoglio and I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.


Some stepping stones to dreams are small, Others are large and slick.

Some have rough and ragged edges, For your weary feet to grip.


Some are spaced so far apart Your legs will hardly reach.

Others nest atop each other, Like pebbles on a beach.


For some you’ll need to leap with faith, On others, move with balance.

A few will take uncommon grace, For most.your skill and talent.


You know the way, so just begin. Then keep a steady pace.

Stretch and rest. and soon you’ll see, You’ve reached your special place.[2]

It’s good to be a child once again.

Children are so special to Christ. While all the disciples were shooing them away Jesus called them to Him and played with them. In fact He even said that unless we have faith like that of a little child we shall not enter heaven.

So it’s good to be a child again.

Some grownups feel that children have cornered the happiness market.

You bet they have so why not be a child again once in a while?


[1] Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2004 Swan Lake Communications,



[2] From Create A Life That Tickles Your Soul by Suzanne Zoglio, PhD

Suzanne is an author, coach, and motivational speaker. Life-changing articles, quotes, and ezine at



This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. dan

    You bet Mr. Francis it is really a refreshing attitude to be a child once in a while. That feeling of being worry-free and alive and you just go with the flow, young at heart .

    God bless Mr. Francis! =)

  2. Luis

    Thank you for this article. It blessed me today.

  3. Daniel

    Absolutely correct Sir Francis. Honestly at the end of the day when I’m all by myself at home. I feel like crying. Too stressed out thinking of the future.

    Good point in there… Thank you so much, God bess…

  4. Zara

    Its really so nice to be a child again. Young and free-spirited. They are at most happiest when they are left to imagine and do what they would like to be when they grow up. Thanks for sharing this motivational article. =)

  5. chris

    Nice one. Love it!
    The humor spiced up my morning and the lesson is just amazing.
    Yes, it’s good to child-like and enjoy the sweetness of life.

  6. Gay dela Peña

    The article gave me goosebumps. Awesome! I really need to keep in touch with the little girl in me. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂

  7. joyce guanzon

    there are a lot of questions when my husband died…
    that when friends and relatives ask…
    you look so even beautiful than ever before!
    so thankful i say to them… id like to think He is happy…
    getting what he wants and so am I…

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