I was at Starbucks and two mothers and their three little girls were sitting next to me. Not a quiet bunch, I ignored them for the first ten minutes. Suddenly the girls started running in circles, first around their table, next around all the tables.
It was funny to immediately see heads turn looking to judge and blame the owners of these loose wild kids.
Then I saw an older couple looking at the children with eyes of wonder and compassion. They smiled and laughed each time the girls passed their table. At one point the older woman started clapping, almost cheering them on.
Because they get it. The older you get, the wiser you become. (Don't get me wrong, there are a ton of wise old crabby people...but they have a choice.)
The next time you see children playing loudly, maybe instead of being the negative crab who judges and sneers....think of the moment as a gift to try and remember a time when you enjoyed your own life as much.
This is life, you only get one.