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The Joy of Kid’s Art

28 Mar

snow

Kaylee Cole, age 10, of Plains sent in a weather picture with BFFs walking in the rain. Weather art from Montana kids runs every day in the Missoulian. To offer your child’s (or students’) creations, please send the artwork on an 8.5×11-inch piece of paper and carefully print your phone number and the name, age, birth date and hometown of the student. Horizontal pictures work best. Send pictures to Missoulian Weather Drawing, Missoulian, P.O.Box 8029, Missoula, MT 59807-8029. The newspaper holds on to each drawing for a month or so after publication, if you wish to stop by and retrieve it.

– From today’s Missoulian, our local newspaper

When I came across this picture this morning online in the Missoulian I was filled with a sense of joy.  I love that the girls in the picture are out in the rain/snow with their umbrellas smiling.  They’re BFF’s (best friends forever) and they seem content simply being together out in the elements.

I really appreciate the artwork of children.  Their creativity is expressed so easily, openly, without judgement or self-criticism, and with such lightness.  Children are great teachers.  They can show us how to return to the present moment and how to not be so serious.  They can remind us of our ability to let go, to smile, and to enjoy the day.

May we all embrace the child within us today!

 

 

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