Some people are ageless. My granddaughter is an old soul yet she is a child. She can talk to adults and play with her friends. She's wise, yet she's innocently free. She's who she is and doesn't try to impress others with great knowledge. Ahhh...the beauty of honesty. I wonder how young or old she feels? I'll have to ask her!
How we feel about ourselves helps to define who we are too. If we feel old we act that way. If we feel young we behave much more lightheartedly. The challenge for most of us is that we feel differently from day to day or even minute to minute.
As you fill in the blanks in the sentences below really think about how you feel in terms of your age. Children can have the weight of the world on their shoulders and feel like an adult. Adults can feel carefree and like teenagers again.
Paint a picture with your words to show how young or old you feel.
It's playtime! Finish these sentences:
Right now I feel as young (or old) as _______________.
This morning (or yesterday) I felt as young (or old) as ____________ .
Have fun with this! Think outside the box for things that define young and old.
Teachers, kids can do this too! Involving children in this kind of activity says, "What you have to say is important. I respect you!" Wonderful writing evolves from an environment that allows hearts and souls and minds to develop.