Maybe it's time to take a look at the things you learned before you grew up.
Would you make fun of me if I said that some of my favorite books are children's books? You probably would, but that's OK. You're missing out on a lot though, if you haven't taken a peek back in a while. Trust me.
See, after the age of 11, we graduate from children's books to young adult books (you know ... the ones about sparkly vampires, filled with teen angst). Most of us casually store away our children's books (or worse — THROW them away. FOR SHAME!) and never re-read them again.
If you take the time to re-read them as adults, you'll be able to see the things you never noticed or understood as a child. You'll see that they have quite a bit more to offer than you first thought.
Hey who knows? You might even put one back on the shelf to peek at regularly when you need to refresh your mindset.
So if you want somewhere to start, here are some of the most wonderful and honest lessons about life that you probably missed as a child.
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On how any path can lead you anywhere.
"If you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't matter which path you take." — Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
On the different kinds of courage.
"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends." — Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
On why you should live in the moment.
"Things never happen the same way twice dear one." — The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
On why you should always trust your gut.
"Don't try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition." — A Wrinkle in Time
On looking up and seeing the world as it is.
"Above all, watch with glittery eyes. The whole world around you. Because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places." — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
On knowing what love is when it's staring you right in the face.
"How do you spell love?" asked Piglet. "You don't spell it. You feel it," said Pooh — Winnie the Pooh
On cherishing your friendships.
"You have been my friend," replied Charlotte. "That in itself is a tremendous thing." — Charlotte's Web
On working for your dreams, no matter what.
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me. Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." — Shel Silverstein
On knowing to appreciate the small things you can't buy.
"The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart." — The Little Prince
On using your time on this Earth wisely.
"To live would be an awfully big adventure." — Peter Pan
On caring for the things that matter to you.
"Where you tend a rose, a thistle can not grow." — The Secret Garden
On choosing your own path in life.
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." — Dr. Seuss
On what life is REALLY for.
"It's not what the world holds for you, It's what you bring to it." — Anne of Green Gables
On why you should never be afraid to open new doors.
"Open different doors, you may find a you there that you never knew was yours. Anything can happen." — Mary Poppins
On knowing what's really important.
"A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." — The Wizard of Oz