Musings Gratitude Day 79

Today I am grateful for childhood…

“Every person has one particular time in his life when he is more beautiful than he is ever going to be again. For some it is at seven, for others at seventeen or seventy…”

― Frederick Buechner

Christmas at seven years old

Some days I wish I were seven years old again.

Look at the joy on my seven-year-old face!

Look at my sis’s curly hair!

I miss…

The luxury of being cared for

Christmas morning surprises with my sisters

Being at home with mom and dad in the house that no longer exists…

life in a small town

where I could walk anywhere with my friends and feel safe

live in our imaginations

and life was simple.


“Every seven-year-old deserves a superhero. That’s just how it is.”

― Fredrik Backman


I had my superheroes-

my dad, mom, and grandparents.


“Everything’s possible when you’re seven years old.” She sighed. “But then you hit an age where you decide it’s cooler not to believe in anything at all. […] It’s called being grown-up.”

― Frewin Jones


Grown-ups can still believe in things…

they just get a little jaded at times.


“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”

― Madeleine L’Engle


Hopefully, I never lose the wonder of gazing at the world through my seven-year-old eyes.

I want to look at the stars in amazement,

gaze at the sky and see shapes in the clouds,

imagine that mud pies are delicacies,

walk barefoot in the grass,

listen to music and make up my own words,

discover new things every day,

live life with joy,

and exuberance.


Life would be so much better if we could all channel our seven-year-old selves more often.

I plan on doing it daily from now on!

XO Lisa

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