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#412458 - 10/08/12 02:06 AM orange slices
traveler Offline

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3965
Loc: settling in the USA again
yesterday i was at a store and saw something that took me back to my childhood - those candies shaped like orange slices that are like gumdrop jelly covered with sugar. on an impulse i bought a package. i rarely do anything like that - just see something i want and buy it. i'm more likely to tell myself that i don't need it or not to waste the money or it is silly - or somehow talk myself out of it. this time i just did it. and as i was enjoying them i realized i was doing it for my inner child - and he was smiling. it didn't cost much and - darn it - i'm worth it!

so - let me encourage you - what could you do for your inner child today? try to make him happy for a change.

"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"

#412468 - 10/08/12 06:28 AM Re: orange slices [Re: traveler]
peroperic2009 Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3791
Loc: South-East Europe
Hey Lee,
I'm glad that you've been connected to boy inside and did something nice like baying orange slices smile
Your post has brought smile to my face!
Thanks for encouragement and positive energy!
No matter what are our problems, age, overall situation etc., wee all need it smile

My story

#412471 - 10/08/12 07:56 AM Re: orange slices [Re: traveler]
jay75 Offline

Registered: 07/23/12
Posts: 145

You made me smile today. What great insight into what we can do to fullfill that most basic need to appease ourselves (our inner child). I will make that effort today. Thanks for the idea.

"Those are not your sins" A wise man

#412489 - 10/08/12 12:33 PM Re: orange slices [Re: traveler]
Jwmcd2 Offline

Registered: 10/03/12
Posts: 110
I'm making some hot chocolate right now actually-- homemade and everything. I don't have marshmallows but ehh, it still makes me happy.

#412511 - 10/08/12 06:20 PM Re: orange slices [Re: traveler]
Candu Offline

Registered: 06/30/12
Posts: 312
Loc: Canada
I cry a lot when I come here. This time it's nice to have a happy reason.

#412526 - 10/08/12 10:38 PM Re: orange slices [Re: Candu]
pufferfish Offline

Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 6875
Loc: USA
I have found that eating a 1/2 chunk of Baker's chocolate (no sugar) cheers me up. It supposedly is good for my health, too.


#412603 - 10/09/12 01:02 PM Re: orange slices [Re: traveler]
Still Offline

Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 7011
Loc: FEMA Region 1
Thanks for this Lee. It was not only "good-to-read," but encouraging as well. I am only now finding real ways to reach the boy I was. This is one more tangible way.


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