"RAIN" - A Child's Perspective...

Philippines
January 31, 2010 1:54am CST
"I realy hate it when it rains!" "Yes, me too," agreed by my bestfriend. "I have to stay at home." "Aha!" I replied, "What's worst is when it is raining and I have to do some errands, meet someone or go to work. Urrrgghhhh!!" The 6 year old child of my bestfriend was listening to our conversation. Suddenly, he said, "I love it when it is raining. I love to play when it rains even if Mom does not allow me to do so sometimes because she said I would catch cold. Rain is good. Farmers need it right? That's why we should not feel bad about the rain." My bestfriend and I don't know what to say. I mean we were adults and there was a child telling us how narrow our perspective about rain is. I've realized it was so sefish of me to hate rain just because I feel lazy going out when it rains. I mean it is just a rain right? It's not a storm. I then began to remember how my little brother and sister would feel when it starts to rain. We would begged for our Mom to allow us to play in the rain. If she will not alow us sometimes we even cry. It made me laugh. It also made me realized how our perspective in life changes when we grow old. We always have something to hate about something. We hate it when it rains. We hate it when it is so hot. We hate too much this... too much that. etc. etc (which I am guilty). Sometimes it's good to have a child's perspective so we could learn to enjoy life and its simple joys.
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@eileenleyva (10993)
• Philippines
31 Jan 10
I still love the rain to this day. When it drizzles, I allow myself to get a little wet. Raindrops are showers from above. It feels like i am receiving blessings. I am glad that child made you see rain from a pure perspective!
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
I'm also glad that he made me realized the things that I neglect in life. Maybe because I'm too busy with a lot of other things like work. Sometimes it takes a child to make us realize the small things that we tend to neglect. It made me remember the book, "The Little Prince." :)
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@eileenleyva (10993)
• Philippines
3 Feb 10
The boa constrictor or the elephant? What does a child see? What does an adult see? It is only with the heart that one sees rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye... so the literature goes... I love the Little Prince.
• Philippines
5 Feb 10
I love it too. :)