The Gift of Curiosity

Curious (kyo͝orēəs) adj. Eager to know or learn something.

Curiosity. A gift from God all too often overlooked for the “grander” ones. I didn’t realize how much so until Sweet P came along. 

I remember the first time I saw her closely examining a single thread on her coat. She touched it ever so gently, observing every angle for what seemed to be minutes.

Yesterday, Brian and I took Piper to the Children’s Museum. It’s the seventh largest children’s museum in the nation and quite a treat to behold. A few areas were designated for toddlers, such as a grocery store with stocked shelves and mini-grocery carts. If yesterday is any indication, she’s not going to be a big shopper (like her Grammy!) She whizzed right past the grocery cart – went straight for the wax tomatoes – and ran out of the “store”. That’s my girl! 

Afterwards, we headed to Chic-fil-A for lunch. As you can see from the picture above, her curiosity kicked up dust when I pulled off the strip of paper from the disposable place mat. Eyes grew round and a grin was quickly displayed across her sweet face. (I had a similar reaction but unfortunately mine was for the waffle fries.)

Our morning at the museum and Chic-fil-A proved to be one of the most enjoyable times ever for obvious reasons (thank you Zach & Sarah!) but it was also an enlightening one as I was reminded that whether we’re 5 or 50+, we should never stop wondering, observing, and asking questions or else we risk squelching the beautiful God-given gift of curiosity. 

What are you eager to learn about today? 

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. -Walt Disney


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