Thursday, 20 June 2013

The Ability To Laugh At Yourself

Laughter is a marvellous thing. It is infectious and can lift the mood dramatically. Adults can learn so much by watching children interacting with each other and playing. Sometimes, in the adult world we can forget to have fun and laugh. The ability to laugh at your own antics is something I have been reminded of lately. When Miss 9 is with her cousin, you can guarantee to hear lots of giggling and girly squeals.

With iPods in hand, they are busy making their own little videos. These are full of the latest backing music, over exaggerated gestures. and moves they have seen on a music clip.

The filming usually ends with an excitement of watching their work. They fall in a heap of tangled arms and legs, giggling at their video and at themselves.

They are happy to show off the videos to whoever will view them. They are not trying to be perfect in their look or movement. They know it is a fun and entertaining activity. The end product is a joyous display of girls able to laugh at themselves. They are happy for their personalities to show, and the simpleness and lack of expert technique in their videos is not something they care about.

Have you observed children lately, and been reminded of a simple, but important life lesson?
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