There was a pivotal point during my journey that my mindset switched from fear and a place of “lack” to recognizing the abundance and blessings in my life. This is one of the many joyful blessings I experienced.
Late last year, I reconnected with a former high school classmate through Facebook. He and I began trading stories about our lives. It wasn’t surprising that his life, like most, was nothing short of a roller coaster ride. But, there was something in the way he told his story that transported me back in time. This wasn’t due to the reminiscent nature of the story but the feelings they incited in me. His intelligent humor and life perspective had me doing the deep belly laugh. I could barely breathe as the tears streamed down my face. The banter went on for days with each day becoming funnier and funnier. At one point I almost passed out from laughing so hard. That’s cheap therapy!
I began to notice how much lighter, playful, and witty I felt. Those feelings had become foreign to me. As I was asking myself why, my inner child appeared. BAM! There she was skipping across my mind’s eye dressed in that pale pink dress, laughing, swinging her arms and singing. Just like that, she was back! With a happy heart, I smiled and said “Hello Darlin’. It’s been so long.”
It was awe-inspiring that a person who had re-entered my life after 38 years single-handed found my inner child. #puregratitude
Dear man, you know who you are. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this beautiful gift. I promise to cherish her and allow her light to shine bright. I wish the same for your inner child.
To all of you beautiful Transformers, let your inner child’s light shine bright!
All Aboard! The Transformation train is leaving the station. Next stop, “It’s Scary in There!“