Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Inner Child

no matter our age
Inner Child waits patiently
for a chance to play


I'm in the city, and it's spring-like. Early this morning, I ran four miles. Afterwards, I did some work in my tiny gardens, where the tips of daffodils are beginning to show. Later, I wheeled my canvas cart to Whole Foods. People made eye contact and smiled. They weren't hunkered into heavy coats. When I gave my order to the young man at the seafood counter, he did a little jivy dance to the music playing on the speaker system. I did a little dance, too, and we both laughed. He gave me some ice for my fish so I could stop at a coffee shop on my way home and sit in the sun to read on my Kindle. Two men next to me played with an adorable baby. I think they were the baby's Daddies - I could tell they were smitten with her. They took turns cuddling her as she smiled and cooed at them. When I left, I told them how lovely she was, and they lit up with pride. I stopped at the Library and added 7 magazines to my cart. The Librarian had to look up my information because I forgot my card. She smiled and said, "No trouble." 


An ordinary day but the child in me had many chances to play. I'm thinking about the happiness, kindness, and love I encountered. So many Good Things to remember...

19 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your wonderful day!

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  2. hello Barb!
    I can only smile as I read your post. these are simple pleasures that light up our hearts and make life beautiful. I love that you ran four miles today. I am so proud of you! You are an inspiration.

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  3. I don't know whether or not I believe in auras -- but if I did -- yours was shining brightly today. :)

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  4. Thank you, Barb, for sharing a lovely, active day in Denver. You look regaining vitality more and more. I'll activate my Inner Child more to make small things in mundane everyday life special and bright.

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  5. This is a perfect example of how we should approach every day - of how connecting with kindness and love brings such pleasure to others and ourselves. You are an inspiration Barb- enjoy the Spring -, I like to think it makes us all more open and giving

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  6. What Avril said, and that when I remember to 'be' where I am at the time, which is what you were doing at each of the described moments I can have days like this also. Thanks for the reminder Barb.

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  7. This sounds like a great day to me Barb! Good for you! Love Di ♥

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  8. It sounds like the perfect day. Wish I was there!

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  9. So often we forget about that inner child - yet it is so important to let it shine. A smile on our face puts smiles on others. And we are never too old for joy in the simple things in life.

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  10. I love the photo, the children look they're having such fun! A lovely reminder that we all like to play sometimes.

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  11. You drew the most joy from each moment ~
    I'm also enjoying the very wide smiles of the children on the tire swing ~ the biggest and best smiles!

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  12. Simple but lovely every day encounters. They happen all the time but we're not always as receptive to them as you. Thanks for sharing your day.

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  13. This made my heart sing with delight!

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  14. That is a description of a perfect day!! I love it.

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  15. Ah Barb, what a wonderful little trip! I pictured the whole thing as I was reading. It made me smile. Thank you for sharing you smile and your feeling of happiness. :)

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  16. Hello, Barb!
    I read your story with smile.
    I love to think of love and kindness in my life, and hope to be a receptive person. But I may be forgetting inner child as time passes.
    I love the photo,your gradkids are adorable!Thank you for sharing your post!!

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  17. Let the inner child play! We never outgrow our inner child... I like that the librarian smiled at you. My daughter is trying to make a librarian in NYC smile. Such a small thing--but so big.

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  18. You appreciate the smiles and laughs and dances around you, Barb. Your thoughts make me smile, too. I like to think I haven't lost or forgotten my inner child.

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Your comments are always one good thing for me!