“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood” ~ Z
As I enter a new year of my life, I choose to celebrate (Its my Birthday.YAY!).
I choose also to shed the 33 from the 37 and embrace the 4 year old IN me. Yippeee….
You see, very very early on in life I had no choice but to grow up. Literally no choice then. The circumstances needed that from me and I did the best I could being an adult in a child’s body. Hence, my childhood never came. The realization of that lost childhood came very late in my life..but it came.
Today though, I have another choice. I have the choice to embrace my inner child in me and LIVE in Magic. And that is exactly what I have been and will keep doing. My happy choice you see 🙂
My Choice to be 4 forever (with the perks of an adult ofcourse 😉 )
Isn’t a 4 year old’s life perception the best?
- ~They believe in magic, in imagination, in fairy-tales.
- ~They never get bored. They can entertain themselves anywhere(even in the loo!).
- ~They have no regard for money, gizmos, gadgets and all the material possessions, cause one little notepad and box of crayons can make them travel realms of awesomeness.
- ~They don’t hold on to pain, nor do they take longer than 1 minute to get back to their normal fun self even if, by chance, something doesn’t go their way.
- ~They are always excited and open to new and fun adventures.
- ~They are constantly positive and happy. They don’t need reason to be happy, they just are.
I have decided to make the choice to BE a 4 year old for the rest of my life. Yup, even when I’m 80 and have grand-kids roaming my rooms, I’ll still play, love, enjoy and believe in magic and marvel in the wonder of all that is In and Around me. Lets hope my hips dont give way till then 😉
My darling hubby often says, “when will you grow up Zee?” and I still and will forever say “NEVER.na na na na…” 🙂
The only thing I would like to shed from this 4 year old me is the ability to throw a tantrum! (ok…only sometimes 😉 )
Taking Responsibility with an element of Fun
This does not mean I want to run away from my older self’s responsibilities, but it only means that I want to do it all with fun, play, wonder, happiness, innocence and delight. I never want to lose that sense of awe and wonder from even seeing a falling leaf….I don’t want to miss anything. My 4 year old self doesn’t really miss anything and seriously can be bought off with ice cream, chocolates and loving hugs. Isn’t that the best kind of currency? 🙂
There is silent affirmation I’d like to share with you, that I use on most days when things are tough, to reconnect with the child in me:
“I let go of all pain NOW and am filling my heart and soul with Divine Light and Magic.
Emerge little child Happily Emerge.You are made for Happiness!“
I asked some of my dear friends who also happen to be Personal Development experts about how they keep their inner child happy and thriving. This is what I asked them:
“How do you keep your inner child thriving and happy on a daily basis?”
Their responses will inspire you to go play and have some fun for sure. Read on:
“I take care of my inner child by choosing one creative project each day that makes me smile. Today I chose to paint a coneflower. I keep an easel in my living room so I can paint at any time. Tomorrow I may choose to shake my tambourine! The child in me loves to be out in nature. I often go for beach walks to collect stones and driftwood. More than anything, I throw my head back and laugh a lot!” said Shann Vander Leek of Transformation Goddess.
“I have to say it has got to be my yoga practice. Even though the practice of Ashtanga yoga is very rigorous, disciplined, and measured, and requires all my attention and breath and focus, the yoga poses make me feel childlike. You bend and twist and turn and tuck and roll, and you can’t help but feel light and happy, carefree and creative, loving and lovable. Oh and if that doesn’t do it, then there’s my handstand practice.” said Farnoosh Brock of Prolific Living.
“To be honest, the biggest challenge for me is getting my inner child to stfu from time to time. I don’t consciously cultivate it, it just seems to be there, constantly lurking in the background. I do make sure I look at some humor every day – either jokes on Pinterest, videos on YouTube or just on TV and I do play a lot of loud dance music when I’m writing – so maybe I do cultivate it, but not consciously. My body keeps telling me I’m 52, but my brain keeps telling me it’s a malfunction in communication and to just ignore it because I’m still 18.” said Tim Brownson of A Daring Adventure.
“This isn’t an everyday thing, but… Whenever I do cartwheels, handstands or somersaults, my inner child comes to life. Something about flipping my body upside down in a wild burst of energy evokes youthful freedom. And then I eat a cupcake, because cupcakes always make my inner child happy. 🙂 “ said Megan Bord author of The Pocket Guide to Manifesting.
With Immense Love & Gratitude,
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