Fame. What is fame? What is life? I have been saying for a while now...as I am getting older (which yes, if you know me...freaks me out just a little)....growing old gains wisdom. Sunday school weeks ago...a discussion arose....child-like faith. I want it more than anything. I want things to come easily. I want it to just be and for me not to question. My son, Macaiden can understand things easily. Or maybe he doesn't fully understand. It is just easy for him to accept things. Maybe understanding is not what is easy. Maybe the fact that he doesn't understand all of the "deep" meanings makes things easy for him.
I have to say that I enjoy spending time with people who are older than me. I enjoy the talks. I enjoy the knowledge that they have and I enjoy learning from their wisdom. They have experienced way more than I have and I listen, hoping to learn something I can gain.
I also have to say...I enjoy listening to my kids. Again...things are just what they are to Macaiden. He doesn't question and does not doubt. Things are what they are and he gets frustrated when I question him. Does this mean that he has wisdom? I think yes. Things are easy for him and he has no doubt. So does having doubt mean a lack of wisdom? Does the fact that he can accept things that are difficult for me to understand mean that he is "wise beyond his years?" When does that phase go away for us? When does the separation of pureness and doubt end? Why does this happen?
As a teacher, I watch many kids. I watch them come and go and I get to see so many different personalities. I see characters come out that I absolutely love and I cherish. I wonder where kids will be in years to come. Where will MY kids be in years to come and where will I be? Are the things that I go through every day things that help shape me to who I will one day be? Will my circumstances today gain me wisdom? Maybe I just need to look a little closer and try to see that I can gain the wisdom in front of me. My children have brought me more wisdom than I could ever understand....or there again...maybe a lack of (depending on how you look at it.) I say a lack of because I wonder if doubt and wisdom are opposites. Macaiden has very little doubts....does that mean he has wisdom. Does that fact that I doubt mean that I lack wisdom? I see my kids and see light, hope, and an understanding that I do not remember having but hope and pray that I can gain back. They are my motivation and what keeps me going.
My Repurpose for Today : Try to think harder when my kids say something ... remember ... they accept things I do not understand and it is my job to either....accept, explain, or listen and learn. I can gain wisdom from my kids....maybe that is the start of what wisdom is all about.
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