Every single person is born with the exact same innate ability, none of us are exempt from this gift. We are all given it in abundance and all parents especially reap the great benefits and rewards of this gift given at our birth.
The gift we are all given is that of UNCONDITIONAL LOVE! Children joyfully share this gift with all they come in contact with. Even as small children, when nurtured, this gift grows abundantly and limitless, when not nurtured, this gift dies quickly.
A small child is able to do what few if any adults can do, they separate the deed from the doer. If a child doesn’t like the meal prepared for them they will refuse to eat it, it does not impact their love for their mother or father preparing that meal. A child does not base their love, nor withhold their love based upon a parents status, employment, education, wealth, physical appearance, nor any other reason.
A child simply loves, without conditions.
Sadly as we grow we lose this ability to love unconditionally. We replace unconditional love with that of unconditional judgement. We apply conditions to those we love based largely upon what we want them to be. Many times as adults we stop loving another person because they will not be or do what we desire them to be.
This conditional love is in direct conflict and opposition to the true nature of love we are born with.
We can learn much from children, learning to love as a child loves will improve every relationship in our lives.