Living With Little People Keeps You Young


God created people to be in communion with Him, connected to His light, love and energy. In fact, many who call themselves atheists are in fact spiritual people who are hungry for communion with the Holy Spirit but at least find some consolation in communion with nature. That’s why people seem to crave outdoor activities; they walk, camp, go on picnics, fish, golf or to the lake or cottage.

Although most are unaware, they are actually communing with the Spirit of God who infuses nature with His energy, His Presence. God is everywhere. God’s presence is continuous throughout all of creation. He is omnipresent, but we need more than communion with God in nature.

People need Christ; His passion and resurrection meant He could send us the Comforter. Now we can live in, with and through Him. It seems fantastical but without this connection to the Holy Spirit, we slowly become depleted of energy, drive, and goodwill. Nothing, absolutely nothing, can fill this hollow within us but the Spirit of God.

Advertisers have tapped into a universal craving to stop the relentless ravages of time in the human body by pushing countless gimmicks to keep us youthful. These products keep us healthy, but the secret fountain of youth is not a thing to buy but rather an attitude, an inner way of living.

Youth is not found in a bottle of vitamins or in a jar of face cream.

Youth is found when we connect with the source of all life deep in the ground of our being.

There are countless ways to connect with the Holy Spirit but as a mother, I discovered a secret, a secret few people seem to recognize:

Living with little people keeps you young.

Children live in the present moment, filled with awe at the discovery of a ladybug, fascinated with observing how sand spills through their fingers or completely absorbed as they create a clay sculpture. Mothers concentrate on giving love and nurture to their offspring but if we don’t allow our little ones to nurture us we can become tired, empty and even resentful.

An infant touches our hearts when we gaze into their guileless eyes, but there is much more grace that we can receive if we relax and allow their love to flow into us!

In the early, hectic years I would focus on trying to carve out quiet time to sit and replenish myself.

One day while nursing one of my babies, I experienced a powerful surge of love pouring into my heart from my baby to me.

I started smiling; heaviness and exhaustion lifted and joy started to bubble up from deep within me.

In fact, I discovered how to let my infant’s love in union with the Love of God fill me, replenish me, energize me and infuse my heart with a fountain of youth.


Copyright 2015 Melanie Jean Juneau


About Author

Melanie Jean Juneau is a mother of nine children who blogs at joy of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart-warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, the Editor in Chief at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC & author of Echoes of the Divine.

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