This week I’m inviting EVERYONE to “lighten up” a bit with Better Endings. Our topic is CHILDHOOD MEMORIES. Let’s use this week for us to review and recover some of the happier moments of childhood. That’s not to say that children’s lives are always happy, of course. But “to look through the eyes of a child” is to discover …well… IS TO DISCOVER!!
I’m going to jump-start this week by posting what is normally a Tuesday’s writers’ prompts list today. I invite you to remember this week, whenever you can, to look at life through the eyes of a child—your own Inner Child, or if you prefer, one of your own or known children. How would a situation look differently to you as a Child? What would matter, more or less?
So, here’s a list of topics that you can write about, talk about, or use for active contemplation/ imagination. Poems, artwork, photographs and music are also very welcome! I invite all comments or insights, and I will publish your stories or artistic expressions if you’d like to send one in! With my own childhood heart and eyes “Wide open”, I’ll share EVERYTHING (within polite reason) that you would like to pass along!
- Creative play
- Places: woods, derbies, horse farms, trees
- Bicycling (or: tricycles, pogo sticks, go-carts, stilts, skateboards…)
- Reading (favorite characters, favorite series)
- Writing (diaries, poems, Mother’s Day cards)
- ANYTHING ELSE that comes to you!
Since those of us now adults sometimes are forgetful of what we knew so much better as a child—how to exercise the Imagination with Freedom and how to Explore EVERYTHING–then remembering our Child’s viewpoint can definitely bring Better Endings to us Now!
I offer my deep gratitude to Brenda Davis Harsham for yesterday’s stellar story that I simply re-blogged here, Choices for the Soul. This site reached a record of Likes yesterday due to Brenda’s generosity. Thanks to her and to everyone who has chimed in! I hope you might enjoy the focus here with our theme of Better Endings!