Day 18: Through The Eyes of a Child


First off, I owe everyone on this challenge with me an apology for being MIA. The past 5 days were hectic for me. I get home hoping I’d take a brief nap and document my gratitude list for the day afterwards. Each time, the nap extends to the next day.

A friend of mine who’s on the challenge too asked if we’re still on the challenge and after explaining the situation to her she said “That’s also something to be grateful for. Someone somewhere is finding it difficult to sleep”. Therefore I am grateful for sleep; the short naps that extended to hours of sleep.

So Today’s Challenge: 

Let’s view the world through the eyes of a child.

The things we take for granted on a daily basis and then express gratitude for everything down to the basic amenities that sustain your current life

  1. I am grateful for every new day, waking up to see my parents hale and hearty
  2. I am grateful for the exciting possibilities each new day presents
  3. I am grateful for the daily tasks I face even though i don’t know what to expect sometimes
  4. I am grateful for the ability to learn as much as I can over and over again
  5. I am grateful for the opportunity to meet new people, i want to smile and make friends and learn people’s names and what they do and why
  6. I am grateful for the ability to have a positive attitude towards things; I am eager to try something new, especially if it’s presented to me as an adventure
  7. I am grateful that I can follow my dreams and do what i really want. i don’t have to limit myself to what seems right or practical
  8. I am grateful that the  world is full of possibilities and i can get in on any of them without  limiting myself to certain things because of who i think i am, or how i think my environment, career, friends or family define me
  9. I am grateful that i can do things “Just Because”. Life doesn’t necessarily always have to be serious. I can take time out to enjoy the sunshine, the breeze, sitting outside with friends or family and my tasks will still be there when I’m ready to get to them.
  10. I am grateful that my imagination can be limitless although being a functioning adult can cramp my imaginations up
  11. I am grateful that i can decide not to care about what people think. Asking those “stupid” questions because i want to know the answer, not vowing to look it up later because i don’t want someone to laugh at me (we’ve all had this moment).


I must confess, today’s challenge was hard. dropping adulthood for a few minutes and thinking like a child made me realise how serious we take life and unintentionally miss the beauty of life while chasing after what every adult has to. Sometimes we just have to let go and let life happen

2 thoughts on “Day 18: Through The Eyes of a Child

  1. The innocence of children is their wisdom, the simplicity of children is their egolessness. The freshness of the child is the freshness of your consciousness, which never becomes old, which always remains young.

    That is a quote I came across after reading this piece. We should grow young and see life with the eyes of a child, like the adventure it truly is.

    I am grateful for this piece and for the fact that through the challenges life presents we are still finding a way to continue with the challenge we chose for ourselves.

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