its never too late to have a happy childhood

Walk in the rain, jump in mud puddles, collect rocks, rainbows and roses, smell flowers, blow bubbles, stop along the way, build sandcastles, say hello to everyone, go barefoot, go on adventures, act silly, fly kites, have a merry heart, talk with animals, sing in the shower, read childrens’ books, take bubble baths, get new sneakers, hold hands and hug and kiss, dance, laugh and cry for the health of it, wonder and wander around, feel happy and precious and innocent, feel scared, feel sad, feel mad, give up worry and guilt and shame, say yes, say no, say the magic words, ask lots of questions, ride bicycles, draw and paint, see things differently, fall down and get up again, look at the sky, watch the sun rise and sun set, watch clouds and name their shapes, watch the moon and stars come out, trust the universe, stay up late, climb trees, daydream, do nothing and do it very well, learn new stuff, be excited about everything, be a clown, enjoy having a body, listen to music, find out how things work, make up new rules, tell stories, save the world, make friends with the other kids on the block, and do anything else that brings more happiness, celebration, health, love, joy, creativity, pleasure, abundance, grace, self-esteem, courage, balance, spontaneity, passion, beauty, peace, relaxation, communication and life energy to…all living beings on this planet.
Bruce Williamson, It’s Never Too Late To Have A Happy Childhood, 1987


whenever i read this above piece, i feel jubilant for no apparent reason. funny that it may sound but i feel like i splashed a handful of fresh water on my face. writing this down in the middle of the night is even crazier. the innocent childhood is a blurry picture, a distant out of reach age. sad it is that we grow up too fast, little realizing what we are letting go so soon.

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7 thoughts on “its never too late to have a happy childhood

  1. Not funny at all.<>Walk in the rain, jump in mud puddles, collect rocks, rainbows and roses, smell flowers, blow bubbles,…… wonder and wander around, feel happy and precious and innocent, feel scared, feel sad, feel mad … look at the sky, watch the sun rise and sun set, watch clouds and name their shapes, watch the moon and stars come out, trust the universe, stay up late, climb trees, daydream<>Loved all of it too!

  2. i think that i hav grown up too fast but this made me realize that there is still some of that child in me..a wave of happiness is sweeping down over me right now!!!i still do some of those thing… yippieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeim not that old as i think as i am…baby..u kno im thinking of printing this page and pasting it in front of ma bed so that it can make me feell good and better when im down which im very often.. u wud vouch for that aint u moby?

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