This afternoon we hosted our annual church Trunk or Treat event. Even though I help to facilitate it, it’s such a joy to participate. I love seeing the children dressed up in their Halloween costumes, gathering candy, playing games and having fun! I also love seeing all the kids at heart decorating their trunks and giving joy in serving the families that come onto our property.
Interacting with children, whether a church-wide event like Trunk or Treat or VBS, or the weekly chapel visits I get with the preschoolers, are some of my best memories/experiences.
I love the joy of children, because they are innocent, playful, full of imagination and curious. Seeing life through the eyes of a child is much more joyful than the cynicism we adults tend to experience on a daily basis. They ask questions and help us see things through their perspective, which is full of hope, optimism and pure joy!