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In today’s busy tech oriented world, I have been fortunate to discover an incredibly simple source of inspiration… children.

As a career-oriented woman, I took a pass on having my own family. Yet in the past few years and for a variety of reasons, I have had an awakening that we should all be more childlike.

Children always have time to examine a new flower or exclaim over a rainbow… they also are quick with a hug… which is quite priceless when you think about it.

Little kids are non-judgmental and enjoy a good belly laugh more often than not. They are open minded and thoughtful… if you just take the time to listen. Children are also constantly learning and exploring.

I can’t tell you how many times a child has asked me to give a gift to another child who was going through a tough time. These incidents are always amazing… and thought provoking. And always make me smile.

This wisdom is simple and honest and something I wish had been pointed out to me years ago while I was running around trying to get my business done. Looking back, how important was that business? I should have taken more time to just breathe.

Children are intuitive, picking up on the emotions around them; I wonder if we give them as much credit as they deserve?

What I would like to share is to take time to spend time with children… and then go a step further and allow yourself the opportunity to experience some of the magic of childhood yourself.

When you open that window even slightly then joy begins to come into your life and extraordinary things begin to happen.

We all deserve to be happy, joyful and to live our lives to the fullest.

I believe that children are much closer to God than we… so taking a page from their book can only help us lean into that brilliance within us… one smile at a time.

It’s simple.

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Sheila Duncan is the co-creator of a global children’s character by the name of Trouble the Dog. Trouble is undeniably Divinely Inspired.

Sheila’s past lives as a travel industry executive, restauranteur and life coach have all served her well on the path which is her life’s purpose … helping children in need learn about hope and resilience with the help of a little stray pup named Trouble.

Trouble and his architecturally designed Doghouse are 100% handcrafted in the USA … and his message is a simple one of hope.   Trouble is always there as a confidante for children and truly an Angel In Disguise.

To date, Trouble has helped kids through all kinds of tough times – bullying, illness, poverty, deployment and more. It’s not easy to be a kid these days.  Children hug Trouble and smile … it’s simple.   Please take a moment to watch the video below and see for yourself!

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