Why Kids Are Happy

Written by Master Charles Cannon, Will Wilkinson


In a recent post entitled, 18 Things Children Can Teach Us About Happiness, blogger Melissa Sher ( lists an array of strategies children instinctively use to be happy. Here’s a few of them that provide inspiring lessons for adults:

  • They live in the moment. Do they ever! Just try calling them in from play.
  • They make stuff. Remember those days? Drawing and painting just for fun, building forts and snowmen. That urge to create, not achieve, still lives within us.
  • They say what they mean. Imagine doing that. Of course, we’ve got a lot of unsaid material stored up. What would it be like to speak our minds and have what comes out be fresh?
  • They admit when they’re scared. When was the last time you did that, outside of a horror movie?
  • They engage. Fully. That’s why they don’t hear you calling them in from play.

The author lists 13 more and they’re all inspiring. In his poem, The Rainbow, William Wordsworth wrote, “The child is the father of the man.” And here’s why: our children can help us remember what we forgot that they still live.

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.

About the Author

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon is a modern spiritual teacher, founder of Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality, and developer of the High-Tech Meditation and Holistic Lifestyle experience. His work over the past 40 years has helped transform the lives of millions worldwide who respect him as one of the truly innovative spiritual teachers of our time.

Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson has been a professional collaborative writer for decades. He has two of his own non-fiction books In print, a novel on the verge and two more non-fiction books in final edit stages. Meanwhile, he collaborates with contemporary wisdom keepers, helping them discover and refine their voice.