Look at Your Life with Eyes of Wonder.

Via on Mar 16, 2013

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My little girl, Madeline is three and a half.

Every day she asks me what our plan is for the day.

Today she said, “Mommy, what are we doing now?”  I told her we were getting dressed. “Then what?” I explained we’d go down for breakfast.  “Then what?”  Our next step would be heading to school. “Then what?” I reminded her she’d play, have lunch, take a nap and when she woke up, I’d be there to pick her up. “Then what?”  I then proceeded to explain our usual evening routine beginning with snack, more play, dinner, bath, stories and bed.  At the end of the conversation, she asked, “Why Mommy?”

When I explained the why behind our schedule, she opened her eyes wide open, paused, and took it all in.

This little girl was so intent on learning every detail of the day that lay ahead of her and then requested a defined explanation.

Are you looking at your day through eyes of wonder?

You hear it all the time, “Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.”

If you’re like me, you probably get so caught up with your busy, high paced distracted life that you forget to look at the world through the eyes of a child. A child with a precocious, curious nature about how exciting and wondrous the world actually is. Move away from distractions. Unplug. Tap back into nature and the wonder of this miraculous world.

The next time you are so plugged in you can’t see straight, unplug and reconnect with the wonder of the world that still lives inside of you and everywhere around you.

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Ed: Kate Bartolotta

About Hayley Hobson

Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, business coach, yogi, Pilates and holistic nutritional expert based in Boulder, CO. Hayley creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to strengthen, nourish and evolve through the cycles and shifts in life. Combining cutting edge understanding in all three disciplines due to years of anatomical study and dietary theory, Hayley’s approach leverages their blended benefits and results. Her unique and intelligent style promotes strengthening while softening–empowering her client’s to heal not only their physical bodies, but their hearts and minds as well. Hayley studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, continues her studies with David Wolfe, raw food expert and is an essential oil expert in her own right. Her insights and articles can also be found on her blog, Mindbodygreen and Islaorganics. She has also been featured in Pilates Style magazine, Natural Health magazine and Triathlete Magazine. She has fun running and playing in the mountains with her husband, former world-ranked triathlete, Wes Hobson and their two beautiful daughters, Makenna and Madeline . To learn more about her nutritional courses, events she's hosting and custom programs go to hayleyhobson.com or follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest.

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