Thursday, May 21, 2009

Little Pink Bike

I've had a reflective few days... as happens from time to time. You know how it is... sometimes you just wind up wandering around the garden of your own thoughts for a little bit longer than usual. Life is just as busy as ever, but in your head it kind of slows down!

Life ebbs and flows, and I think it's good that we have these reflective moments because it is often during these times that we stumble over little nuggets of wisdom that help us to grow and discover something new. And often in the most unexpected of places!

Here is a short story about what I learned today:

My nearly-four-year-old daughter, Rosie, and I went to the park this afternoon. It was a beautiful fresh and sunny day, and we had great fun playing. There were so many other children playing about, sharing picnics with their friends, and taking their dogs for walks. And there was a little boy on a trike, and a little girl on a pink bicycle.

The two children cycled around in circles while Rosie and I pretended to be shop-keepers in a little wooden hut. We used wood-chips for money and fallen leaves for 'goods'. We played really happily, and then Rosie decided that she wanted to ride on a bike as well. The fact that we did not have a bike with us didn't waver her confidence, and instead she asked me to hold the back of her coat while she trotted along in front of me with her arms out in front holding on to imaginary handlebars. Even though she did not own a vehicle... the L plates were off and we joined in with the other two kids!

And the lesson I learned today... from my innocent young daughter?

We have everything we need for life already inside of us. Whether we have a little pink bike or not... we can still choose to enjoy the same pleasures, we can still play, join in, and have fun. All it takes is imagination... creativity... and the belief in ourselves that WE CAN DO IT!

To my gorgeous young Rosie I say thank you for teaching your old mum something new! To the rest of you I say... I'm off for a drive in my new Ferrari!!! Watch out! I do 5km per hour!!!! Tops!!!! he he he...

Love and hugs to all, Vikki x
Image courtesy and copyright of Rodolfo Clix


Unknown said...

Vikki thankyou for a really beautiful post and thanks to Rosie too .

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vikki,
Not only are you creative with you hands but also your mind.
How sweet you post is to read.
Have a lovely weekend.

Jo in TAS said...

Can I borrow Rosie, she sounds like fun!!What a wonderful imagination she has :-)

Liz said...

Great photo Vikki, drive safely!!
Big hugs, lizzie 8>)

Vicki ♥ said...

Loved reading your post Vikki and your daughter is very imaginative just like you. I will meet you at the park and I will be in my Lamborgini :) Oh its red just incase you miss me and I wont speed past either :)

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

As I am out of action at present, could you stop by and pick me up in that Ferrari? I too could do with a magical mystery tour.
Hugs to you and Rosie,

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

Hi Vicki,
what a great photo shot, and a wonderful story, thank you so much fro sharing. We can often learn life's simplest lessons from our children huh...

Jenny of Elefantz said...

And what a humble mum Rosie has to still be are both blessed. :-)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Forgot to mention that the Vanquish you see speeding right past you with the laughing brunette is me...on my way to meet my man!

Anonymous said...

Hi Vikki,
Loved your post and love Rosie's imagination. Hope you have a good weekend, missed seeing you last week.
Karen J xx


Lovely blog ... as I always say ... we should all nourish the inner child every day:)

Simone de Klerk said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely story with us, dear Vikki! Give Rosie a big hug from me, for reminding us how special life is (O:

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Vikki! What a wonderful gift Rosie has to have her fabulous imagination. And wonderful that she has a Mummy who will encourage that rather than telling her 'don't be silly' - which I've seen happen! I think we 'grown ups' have been told too often that we have to 'face facts' or 'be realistic' and we forget the magic of going places and seeing things through the eyes of our inner child! I'll pop in to see your Ferarri when I get back from my hot air balloon tour of the world! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS


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