Today’s Gem of Gratitude #56

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Today I am thankful for an inquisitive nature. Life would be so boring and unproductive if no one possessed an inquisitive nature – that innate curiosity and interest in things and people, especially when it concerns the possibilities of what can be and what may be. More often than not you hear people referring to children when discussing the idea of an inquisitive nature. However, adults can still possess an inquisitive nature. After all, I do not really think that the inquisitive aspect of a person’s life dies or even fades over time, as it is an inherent part of that person’s makeup. Yet, as we get older and mature we sometimes lock that inquisitive nature away for fear that people might not take us seriously or that we will lose credibility in the eyes of others if we are not rigid, serious and predictable.

Now, that is not to say that there is anything wrong with being serious, rigid, or even predictable. But what I am saying is that the choice to incorporate those mannerisms into your life does not mean that you have to do so at the expense of stifling your inquisitive nature. Think of the freedom and enjoyment that children experience by allowing their inquisitiveness to propel them into new worlds and send them on grand adventures, even if the backdrops for those worlds and adventures are solely supplied by their direct physical environment and their minds. They learn about how various items work through experiences based on taking chances and venturing outside of their comfort zones. And more often than not they are thrilled to do so.

Of course, adults have restraints placed upon their lives that are generally absent from those of children, but does the existence of those restraints really mean that adults have to lose sight of their innate curiosity regarding things and people? I do not think that it does. Yes, those restraints may limit our ability to express that inquisitiveness as freely, but the presence of those restraints does not necessarily destroy our inquisitive nature unless we allow it to do so. It all comes down to the fact that it’s all up to you. #lovebythedrop

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