I've been rather taken with the notion of the child-like heart for some time now, in fact, a number of years ago I found a book in our library entitled "a childlike heart...Recapture the Freedom of a Child". I love this book, eventually I bought a copy & it has since become one my most revisited reads. It is written by Alan d. Wright, you can find it here.
"Joy. Freedom. Trust. Peace. Imagination. Celebration. Spontaneity. Creativity. Curiosity. Openness. Wonder. Everything that makes life wonderful comes so easily, so naturally to children."
I guess that's why Christmas happiness & willing participation come so readily indeed to most children..they just don't make it that complicated.
Kaitiaki our 5 year old grandson
is so taken with the notion of Christmas decorating that he pesters his mother everyday after school to go & buy just one more thing. It doesn't enter his head that they might cost money or, be naf, nor does he consider what will become of his collection when The Day is over, he just knows that he is having so much fun & it feels good. There are also secret little gifts being handmade at school & hidden away til the last day. Oh no, the secret is out..can't wait, just have to tell, it's all just too exciting!!
Each year, just down the road, a wonderful Christmas fair is held toward the end of November at Taikura School (Rudolph Steiner). No commercial, tinsel overload here. Just pure wholesome products, gifts & interactive fun..mostly for children & the child-like of heart.
Remember you are most welcome to pop over Pom Pom's to catch up with other thoughts on "A Childlike Christmas".