I’m thinking of kids

I’m supposed to be studying hard for my exams – that’s less than a week away. But here am I, my histopathology textbook and notes staring at me and my laptop opened in front of me. I can’t resist my laptop, so I open Microsoft word and pour the words through the keys.

I’m thinking of kids.

Oh, did I hear you say kids?

Yeah, K-I-D-S. Though someone said they are not kids but children. Yeah, but kids remind me of the frolicking minis gamboling around the room. Last Christmas, I took time off and went on a retreat across the Niger. At my uncle’s house – what a retreat. He’s got two beautiful children. Of all I experienced on the trip and my holiday, the most remarkable was the lessons I learnt from my little cousins – I must say this because it’s burning within me. I love kids.

i love kids

They are innocent.

They are simple.

They do not really have their own agenda [they hold onto every ‘mummy says we are going to the cinema today,’ and look forward to it]

They are obedient.

They act naughty at times, but when you correct them, they sincerely apologize [yes, my cousins do anyway].

They can turn the room upside down but with good intentions [they just want to play and explore]

They believe every bit of what you say.

They don’t want to offend you.

They point me to the kind of character God wants me to have, and I can summarize the points in this scripture:

Then he said, “I tell you the truth, you must change and become like little children. Otherwise, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  – Mat 18:3 [NCV]

Ponder on this verse, what does this mean to you?

Thanks for learning from HeirWalk. I’m going back to my books!


Author: Toluwanimi

Toluwanimi believes young people can do great things with their lives. “Give them wings; watch them soar,” He always says. He is a physician by training and a budding behavioral scientist with a keen interest in child and adolescent health and development. Having worked with teenagers for over a decade, he loves to study and practice evidenced-based methods of inspiring positive behavioral change. His current project, GrandHeights, aims to provide resources and mentorship connections that inspire and empower young people to realize their life’s full potential despite negative circumstances around them. He plans to develop an establishment that will conduct research, develop effective strategies that will impart hope, empowerment, and refuge for youth and families in at-risk situations. He also believes creativity can be a transformative tool and through his start-up, Missionary Creatives, he helps nonprofits tell their stories and develop strategies to drive growth.

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