It amuses me how people can see the same thing yet see it so differently.
Take rainy days (like today). I see an inconvenience. I see a reason for accidents, soggy socks and frizzy hair. My kids, on the other hand, see a world transformed. Puddles aren't annoyances, they are opportunities for fun. Mud becomes a sculptor's studio. Rain drops are falling for the sole purpose of being caught on their tongues.
Think how much better my days would go if I faced them with the same enthusiasm as a child. My sons literally pop out of bed the minute their alarm goes off; heaven forbid they miss ANYTHING. I wonder if I could change someone else's "rainy day blues" if I chose to see the rain the way kids do. Our moods are catching and I would much rather spread a good mood than catch a bad one. Rain doesn't have to mean soggy socks and frizzy hair. It's an opportunity to wear adorable rain boots and sport cute up-do's.
I think one reason the Bible reminds us to have faith like a child is that we need to see the world as a child sees it. Children exude love, warmth, imagination, and excitement. I don't want to be a stick in the mud, so perhaps I should go play with my kids WITH a stick in the mud!