Do you know anyone who has a child-like enthusiasm? I don’t mean childish, but rather a sense of enthusiasm that is pure and unbridled like a child. It doesn’t matter what age the person is, it is more of an attitude and mindset rather than actual age.
My partner is someone who possesses this amazing childlike enthusiasm, maybe in greater measure than myself. It’s nice seeing adults who are not jaded and overly practical about the world. Maybe as we grow older and experience more of the ugliness of the world, we lose our enthusiasm and open spirit. We also fear being laughed at when we behave with childlike wonder.
I think it is an amazing trait to have, and a rare and precious one for mature adults who have seen a lot of the ups and downs of life. I want to nurture this beautiful soul and continue to make him happy, because he does the same for me.