In the Eyes of a Child: A Christmas Reflection

Christmas is once again lurking around the corner and I find Air Supply’s Eyes of a Child in my holiday playlist again. This song never fails to get me in the reflective mood every once in a while during this ironically busy month of December. At age 22, I may still be young to have fully appreciated life already yet along the way, lessons were learned. The road is still long and winding as it is treacherous and dark but then again at certain intersections, we may sometimes just need to stop and look back to what life really is — through and in the eyes of a child.

When you look to the past for life’s long hidden meaning
For the dreams and the plans made in your youth
Does the thrill to achieve match the warm hidden feeling
That lies so still and lives in you

(At this part of my life, I’m starting to get frustrated with how my dreams slowly unfold. Like when I run, I want things to be quick and over already. This was so not me when I was young when I would just let the times roll. Success is not really an overnight phenomenon, but I actually want it to be. Probably the reason why God won’t allow me to win the lottery.)

In the eyes of a child there is joy, there is laughter
There is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future
For the lessons of life there is no better teacher
Than the look in the eyes of a child

(And I sometimes wonder, how can children be so carefree and happy most of the time?)

You’ve found the place to walk the path you’ve chosen
You’ll never miss the world you left behind
When life gives life, it’s happiness unbroken
When you give love, it’s love you’ll find

(This season, we are called to abandon our childish attitudes. The Child Jesus challenges us to be childlike.)


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