Childhood Moments

We can all remember happy memories from our childhood. Carefree days in the sunshine, with no sense of time. Just skipping through our days, marveling at the wonder of life. Sometimes I get glimpses of being a child. Rest days and vacations bring back those memories. As I set aside the normal routines, take a break from all the cares and responsibilities, and just enjoy being alive, that is when I feel most like I did as a child.

How nice that we have the ability to remember that feeling, and recreate it.

My Birthday Gift to Me

When I was in grade school I had over 30 'PenPals'. I received almost 3 letters a day! Needless to say I was a prolific writer/conversationalist. Up to this year, I had saved every letter. As a project for my eighteenth birthday, I mailed hundreds of letters back that I'd received. Those letters contained girlish dreams, likes and dislikes, experiences and challenges from each friend growing up. It was an incredible opportunity for me to give those memories back. It was also a way for me to reconnect with some friends from the past, and thank them for the happiness they had brought me. Those childish scrawls were first important to me because of the relationship they established, and they're now cherished because they provide each friend with a link to the past. Those friends had blessed me while growing up, and I was able to do the same for them by returning a piece of their childhood.

My birthday gift I gave myself, was the chance to say thanks. We all have people that should hear that, and more often too.What better time than on your birthday??