Tuesday, December 22, 2009

a good reason not to grow up


(mijo in the kitty tent--a gift from an admirer)

Dov Beer de Mezeritch was asked:
“Which example should one follow? That of pious men, who devote their lives to God? That of scholars, who seek to understand the will of the Almighty?"

“The best example is that of the child,” he answered.

“A child knows nothing. It hasn’t yet learned what reality is,” people commented.

“You are all quite wrong, for a child possesses three qualities we should never forget,” said Dov Beer. “They are always joyful without reason. They are always busy. And when they want something, they know how to demand it firmly and with determination.”

~ from Paulo Coelho's blog ~

Oh...to be joyful without reason!


5 comments:

Kamana said...

to be joyful without a reason.... now that's real joy!

margie said...

so true. if i don't get back here, have a happy holiday.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

"And when they want something, they know how to demand it firmly and with determination." Oh, boy do they!

Joan said...

We adults could take some lessons from children at times. Be joyful!

Deb Shucka said...

Lovely lesson. Love the cat (as always).