I had a conversation a few seconds ago with my son. He just finished Kindergarten this past year, and is becoming ever intelligent as are his two sisters. Speaking of our conversation we just had, he asked me a question, “How do I turn the speaker off”? I asked what speaker, the tv, computer, radio etc….? By the time I asked about the phone speaker, he had already figured it out. He said, “I got it”. My eyes perked open and a smile crossed my face. I see such skills in his actions that I wanted to comment on….
I believe in life we ask many questions, during each moment of the day, whether that be out loud, or in our minds. He, in his youthful and child-like mind, had a solution within seconds. I am amazed at his intelligence and that which we observe in many children’s minds.
We as adults often have life experiences that affect how we may handle those same questions, and try and come up with the right answer. I have to say I had many thoughts run through my mind including turning off the phone and then turning back on. By resetting the call that might help? Other ideas were also trying to picture the phone etc. He simply pushed the “speaker” button and the speaker went off. How cool was that?! I attempt each day to put on the mind of a child and to find the excitement that each day may hold. We try to live each day with goals, objectives, and preconceived ideas in mind, but may find it more enjoyable to have a small child’s mind at times by “Living in the moment”.
Serving as an Audiologist and helping those with hearing, balance, and tinnitus concerns, I have found the ingeniuos, creative, open-minded, and fun that children may find on any given moment, helps my day to have a great sense of gratification, enjoyment, and ways to answer questions that surprise me!
I truly enjoy work each day for what it may become…..
I would enjoy your sharing. Thanks!!