Simple Joy…

The last weekend of January, I decided to bring Z to the Children’s Park at Burnham Park. Given that it was a Sunday, there were a lot of people spending time as a family. There were a lot of kids, too, that I find the park a bit too crowded for my taste. However, that afternoon weather was fine – not too chilly, not too warm. It was a good day to spend in the park, so to speak.

I let Z ride the swing. Z’s first experience with a swing was during his therapy session. He didn’t like it. Well, he hated it. I think he was not too keen with the rocking motion. At first, I thought he wouldn’t like it because he almost didn’t want to get into the bucket (well, it looks like a bucket to me). But after a few seconds, he sat down and got comfortable then I pushed the swing lightly for him to be accustomed to the motion.

It was so amazing and so wonderful watching him enjoy the ride. I saw his face lit up with glee as the swing went higher. I saw how much he enjoyed the moment. For a second there, while I pushed his swing and took a video at the same time, I just couldn’t help but realize that there are those moments in life wherein we just need to take a step back, take a deep breath and just enjoy the little things. Life may be chaotic and decisions seem hard to make at times but we need to ride the swing once in a while and let go and just be carefree.

This video is definitely one of my favorites. I just love how this kid is teaching me a lot of things about life.

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