Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Freewriting Day 6: When We Were Young

I didn't really have anything to write about today, so I pulled from inspiration from things that I've seen and read today.

When we were young, things seemed limitless. The world seemed so big. I thought I could do anything. If I fell, I got back up. 

When we were young, our imagination soared. We were princesses, pirates, in charge of castles and forts. Best friends one day and hated each other the next.

When we were young, time seemed to creep by. I couldn't wait to graduate middle school. Then, I couldn't wait to graduate high school.

When we were young, we had no real problems. Everything was peachy. We laughed and played outside when Mama called us in at dusk.

When we were young, we didn't have computers and iPhones. We caught fireflies or also known as lighting bugs. We ran until we were breathless. We planned our weekends around friends' birthdays and riding four-wheelers.

When we were young, we didn't think about money. If we needed food, we had it. If we needed clothes, we didn't have to look any further than our closet.

When we were young, things were good. Popsicles and fort building and watching Kid's Sing A Long movies were the norm. 

When we were young, we were adventurers. Falling down in the red Georgia clay and then watching the bath water turn red as we washed.

When we were young, we experienced love in its purest form. We didn't get every toy we cried for in Wal-Mart, and I am glad. What we did have was people who loved us. They gave of their time. They sacrificed so that our needs were met. 

When Mama tucked us in every night, I felt secure. Not every child knows what that feels like. I wish they did. I am grateful for everything thing I learned when I was younger because I have a solid foundation as an adult. Thank your parents or caregivers today.