“If children grew up according to early indications,
we should have nothing but geniuses.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
And. . . they are! The challenge to adults is to not only allow it, but encourage it and protect that genius by expanding it until it is strong and confident of its own.
The Goethe quote above reminded me of a Bible verse that I think about periodically to remind me to try to remember and encourage the child genius in me that I seem to forget while dealing with the daily issues of life:
“And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.”
(Mark 10:13-16 ESV)
That genius child in all of us has a natural enthusiasm for life and and strong curiosity and natural optimism. It is easily brought to joy and loves laughter and fun. It is naturally flexible to change. It is creative and expressive, and social.
We are all genius children inside. What a world it would be if we would let it out and let it rule more often, at home, at work, in our businesses, in life!
I Am A Genius, As Are You! Let’s Celebrate!
Spread Some Joy Today–Remind yourself today that you are that genius inside and by letting it out for a while today, you will spread joy wherever you are. Ain’t it grand?