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What’s So Cute About A Baby?
He cries. He wets himself. He has to be constantly fed and taken care of. He needs someone to change his diapers, to bathe, even to burp! So what’s so great about him? Why are we in awe everytime we see one or take care of one?
It’s not the mere smallness of the baby that makes him cute, nor his helplessness, nor his innocence alone.
What invokes a deep sense of joy in us, is the baby’s ability to receive everything we could offer him. To a baby, we are everything, we are like life itself. We are needed, we are sought. And the baby’s needs are so simple we don’t even have to have a diploma to provide them. For once, we are capable, we are received.
We touch a baby, and he doesn’t refuse his hand. We sing him a song, and he doesn’t cover his ears and turns away.
It is not just in giving that we complete the circle of love. Sometimes, it is in fully receiving one’s affection that we are able to make another feel that they are well appreciated and loved.
What’s so cute about a baby? It’s in being the perfect recipient of our imperfect acts of love. It’s in being there for us to take care of, and sometimes, when we’re lucky, it’s in being able to see him SMILE! 🙂
“Yes, there is Nirvana; it is in leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.” – Kahlil Gibran
“But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 19:14
A lover of words. A self-acceptance blogger. A blogging coach. A book reviewer. A woman happily journeying through midlife, moving from self-improvement to self-acceptance and enjoying being herself.
Corinne writes at Everyday Gyaan, reviews fiction at CorinneRodrigues.com and encourages writers and bloggers at Write Tribe and offers offline coaching to writers and bloggers at The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India.