Sunday Morning — The Further Adventures of Me as a Kid
The Further Adventures of Me as a Kid
A couple of months ago, I wrote a song called, “The Further Adventures of Me as a Kid.” The song is basically about the person I thought I would grow up to be and how badly I’ve missed the mark. When you were a kid, did you ever imagine what kind of grown-up you’d be? Well, I sure did and it’s a hard thing to accomplish.
Now, when I was a kid, I wanted to be Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger, Sky King and Superman all rolled into one. It sounds like a lot, but when I was a little guy, it all seemed so easy. As I got older, I got further and further away from that kid and his dreams. I actually forgot all about him and all the great ideals that kid had.
I lost track of that kid and all his ideals and dreams. So many of us have gotten away from the ideals we had as children and it seems that, in the process of growing up we forget about all those noble hopes and dreams we had as children. I think it’s important that we all get back in touch with that kid and his ideals.
When I first started getting back in touch with that child, it was, as the bible says,”through a glass darkly” and I could barely remember me as a child, but as my journey progressed, the child become more focused and I could just make out his outline, but I began to remember that kid’s hopes and dreams and as I remembered he came into sharper focus and seemed to move closer to me.
I found myself adapting to those qualities and slowly an amazing thing happened. I started changing. It was very slow at first, but as I realized each goal or dream, my life became better and better and I don’t think it’s bragging to say that I became a better person because of it.
As I write this, I feel that I am still undergoing so many changes. My thoughts are clearer, my goals much more defined, my spirit is nothing but positive and my natural state is very happy.
You see, that little kid knew more about life than most adults. He had an understanding of how important all those Roy Rogers, Lone Ranger, Sky King and Superman qualities really are. All those qualities add up to us being better people and, as a result, much happier. That child has taught me many lessons over the past few months and I am learning something new every day.
My goal is to one day be close enough to shake hands with that child, but I am a long way from that day. The journey is a long one, but every step is a joy. It’s the most wonderful journey I’ve ever experienced and I’m glad that it’s a long one. I don’t want it to end.
Today, reflect on that child and remember his or her ideals. Get back in touch with those ideals and ask yourself how that child would feel about you. If you have trouble doing that, seek out the guidance of the Holy Spirit that lives in all of us and you’ll find that little kid is still living in you. That kid still has big dreams and big plans for you. With the help of the Holy Spirit, you will be amazed at the changes you will undergo and, before long; you may look back and see that kid smiling at the person you are becoming.
God Bless You