I have occasionally been criticized for my youthful spirit, and it has really thrown me for a loop over the past few days. Some people just feel that there is only a certain time and place for childlike wonder. And while I know and accept that it’s important to be able to lead with different strengths in different situations, I can’t stand the thought of dimming that light that I have inside of me. I would be doing myself the biggest disservice on the planet if I let that happen.
Each one of us has a brightness within, and it grows stronger when we’re engaged in something that makes us genuinely happy. Maybe you’re a kid at heart and being able to play and act silly is when you’re in your element. Perhaps you’re an old soul who is most at peace when reading a book by candlelight. To each his own, but remember that it’s for the individual to decide, not for anyone else to dictate.
Yes, with age comes responsibility and you certainly need to know when to put particular strengths ahead of others. But just because you may understandably have to adapt to a society which so often requires practicality, does not mean that you have to conform to something that’s not true to who you are at your core.
Today my message is simple: let the childlike wonder that’s deep inside of you stay young forever.