7 Way to keep Your Inner Child Alive


“Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon.  A happiness weapon.  A beauty bomb.  And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one.  It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air.  Floating down to earth – boxes of Crayolas.  And we wouldn’t go cheap, either – not little boxes of eight.  Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in.  With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest.  And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.” ~Robert Fulghum

I believe that in each of us there lives a little child who wants to and loves to come out and play. 

The biggest problem with growing up, is that we think we need to get all serious and boring. But that’s a whole load of hoohaa! We seem to feel that playing is only limited to childhood. When in reality WE grown ups NEED to play the most!


Cause we are SO caught up with SO much. So much stress, so much responsibility, so many commitments, so many things to get done, so many problems to solve…etc etc etc. The list can be endless and pretty boring. And I am not willing to live the boring life.

No freakin’ Way!

So here is a short fun video with 7 Ways to Keep Your Inner Child Alive. And I practice each and every one of them.

My new obsession is wanting to go back to painting and coloring, cause I used to be a pretty good artist in my childhood days. I do take out all that artistic love in making inspirational posters and videos on my Positive Provocations Facebook page 🙂 Come join me over there if you’re on facebook. Lets connect and have colourful fun! While that satisfies me, there is still a certain satisfaction to getting your hands full of paint and colours 🙂 Will keep you guys posted on whatever I create ofcourse.

Enjoy the video darlings! And if you enjoy it, please share it with your friends and family. More the merrier 🙂

And this quote, oh my, this is SO me:
“I am often accused of being childish.  I prefer to interpret that as child-like.  I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things.  I tend to exaggerate and fantasize and embellish.  I still listen to instinctual urges.  I play with leaves.  I skip down the street and run against the wind.  I never water my garden without soaking myself.  It has been after such times of joy that I have achieved my greatest creativity and produced my best work.” ~Leo F. Buscaglia

Do you have any ways you keep your inner child alive? Do share in the comments below. Lets play!

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30 thoughts on “7 Way to keep Your Inner Child Alive

  1. Yamilet Salazar

    Hi Zeenat! This was exactly what I needed to read today ~ Thank you, so much!!! People often treat me like I’m weird because I am a child-like person but I am also the most fun person to be around!!! When I truly want to invigorate my child-like spirit I go swimming at the lake or the beach. I just act like a kid in the water, laughing, jumping, and swimming all my cares and worries away! It is always wonderful to feel free and just let go! After the water frolicking I feel younger, happier, and stronger when facing life. Once that feeling fades then I go back to the water!! When I see things through my kids eyes everything just does not seem so complicated. The world is a happier place and so am I. I remind myself daily to see things through their eyes so I can remain a youthful spirit on the inside (even if the outside looks like a woman that has had children and a lot of delicious dinners!!!)
    Hugs Zeenat you are glorious in your words of inspiration and have impacted my life greatly!!!

  2. Thanks for this, Zeenat. I need to let my inner child out to play. It’s been a long time. I even have a coloring book and colored pencils around here somewhere. 🙂

  3. Emy

    Thank you Zeenat. I have forgotton all the childish things. YOu just reminded me the fun and feeling free days. I am so glad I dropped by this page. I want to do those childish things. I am sure I will feel great in adopting a little bit of my childish days into my life again.

  4. I loved this video Zeenat! And the quote at the beginning is so perfectly aligned with my upcoming book “Color the World with Kindness.” I’d love a “Crayola bomb” to color the world in happy, bright colors of love, kindness & compassion.

  5. Great video Zeenat 🙂 I love to sing and dance and so make it a priority on my list to get out and do so. Especially this time of year as there are so many places offering outdoor entertainment. Keeps my inner child quite happy.

  6. I love your video!! Awesome job!

    Painting has shown up in a big, big way lately. It’s like I have this need so great that I get up extra early to see what happens on the canvas!

  7. This is such a beautiful post, Zeenat, and so close to my heart as I am sharing this journey with you, reaching back to the joyous being I once was and still am at heart. Lovely quotes & photos!

  8. heraldmarty

    What a wonderful message and I love your video! Couldn’t agree more with you on the point of connecting with our inner child. Thanks for the inspiration!

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