The joy of watching children is seeing them enjoy anything they do. They can imagine things to be what they are not. They can make believe themselves into any situation. They can become a king or queen, a movie star, a mother or dad, a school teacher and even a preacher, and they enjoy the role they take on. I’ve watched children have more pleasure playing with the box their gift came in than playing with the gift. Children are not tied down to just being a child. The Bible tells us to take on the role of a child, put Christ first, and enjoy this life. (Matthew 18:4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.) Children often turn their chores into a game and enjoy every minute of doing them. I recall asking my son to sweep the patio when he was about 11 or 12 years old. I looked outside and saw him dancing with the broom to the music playing on the headset he was wearing. I thought, Amazing! He has turned sweeping into a game. If he has to do it, he is going to enjoy it. We should all have that attitude. We may not choose to dance with a broom, but we should choose an attitude of thanksgiving in everything we do and always enjoy all aspects of life. Pastor Don [image: Image result for image for enjoy life]