When life gets complicated, I reach out for the simplicities of my life—like taking a long walk, penning down my thoughts or just sitting with my kids to read a children’s book or even watching a movie. All this gives me positive yet realistic perspectives on everything I’m dealing with.
To quote a few lines from supposedly children’s literature that inspire me:
A Man who never made mistakes, never made anything.Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2012)
Nobody but me is going to change my story.Matilda
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone
And there are a gazillion more.
It might seem childlike but those kid stories are positive, impactful for the adult life circus and leaves me with a deep sigh of relief, with my nerves calm and a mind that is ticking in the right direction.