The better life

What is it about children that brings the happiness out of others? Their innocence? Being pure? Their angelic character? I love that children have a way of making things right in the world, of making people act how we all should act, always.

Before having a baby, I'd run my errands, go shopping, stop by the post office, go to the gym, and I was invisible to the world. Maybe people noticed me, there were the occasional hit ons that always made me feel good, but for the most part, it was me, doing my own thing, and rarely was I, or anyone else paid much attention to. But the moment you start doing all of those things with a child in your arms, the world emerges, and the smiles, the hellos, and the cheerful greetings are exchanged.

I'm amazed how many strangers I have conversations with, daily. I find it interesting how many people I come across who have a somber look on their face until the babbling and squawking begin, and then it's only seconds until that somber look becomes a smile, and you're no longer invisible to them, either.

Children make things right in the world. They just do.

I walked into the post office the other morning, and the moment I got in line the man in front of me turned and said "now that just makes your day better" that referring to seeing a precious, innocent, little boy in my arms. "it doesn't matter what kind of day you're having," he continued, "that right there just makes everything right in the world."


I don't care if we're having a fussy day, a near flawless day, or a day that makes me want to pull my hair out, because we have all of those, and more. But, having my baby to hang out with all day long is enough to make everything right in the world. Always. The rest is just a bonus, depending on which way you look at it.


Lorena said...

Amen, amen! I remember wearing Michael in a baby bjorn through an airport, and since he was up by my face it felt like I was getting all these smiles directed at me and it really just felt fantastic.

I see you just posted this 5 minutes ago. Do you feel popular to already have a comment?

Cynthia Lovell said...

I Agree!!! He is just so CUTE!!! Love the post, Love the picture! John looks like he's in his element.

Joy said...

What a sweet outlook on your life...I'm excited to share his smiles next month.

AJ Candrian said...

That is such sweet commentary! Don't ever forget it! He sure is a cute little guy... it'd be hard not to smile at him!

Brittany said...

Ahh, that's sweet and a good reminder. I sure love you and that adorable boy of yours.