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Day 50: a love letter to childhood exuberance

19 Feb

Tonight continues my commitment to more love and less fear this year.  For February, I am writing a love letter each day.  Tonight is dedicated to …childhood exuberance.

Dear Childhood Exuberance: 

Today, I remembered all about you. I could actually feel you in my bones.

There’s something so special about you, Childhood Exuberance.  It’s a lightness where there is an eyes wide open surprise around every corner.

It’s the ability to scream at the thought of ice cream, cookies and cotton candy!

To laugh out loud with uncontrollable giggles!

To sing and dance and play when no one is looking.

To sing and dance and play when everyone is looking.

This is what you looked like to me, way, back then:

And, this is what reminded me of you today:
Two little girls screaming with delight. Sophia Grace and her cousin Rosie Grace.

Sure, they are two little girls on the red carpet, meeting their most favorite celebrities and performing for Ellen Degeneres.

I think the real magic is that they are exactly how we feel — Hungry! Excited for cotton candy! Delighted to sing at the top of their lungs!

So, thank you Childhood Exuberance, for reminding me about that little girl inside who is still hungry, exited for cotton candy and delighted to see every surprise waiting around the corner.

Tonight, when I take my bath, I’ll sing at the top of my lungs for you.


P.S. I still love pink and red dresses too!

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