inner child

My heart was aching

For something lost

that never came into being.

I cried and cried

and felt better

But I forgot about my inner child.

She was afraid and sad

Keeping quiet.

She’s good at that.

And so I reached out to her

And asked her “How can I help”

She replied

“Just hug me …

Then let’s go play.”

And so we did

I found my inner sparkle

Thank you sweet girl.


For those of you who want to really embrace your inner child along with me, check out these Ted Talks for your inner child



32 comments on “Find Your Sparkle

  1. Well, the ‘like’ button isn’t loading, but I do like this and I don’t let my inner child get too far away.

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  2. beautiful.
    hug first…and let that child go play!! Yes! 🙂

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  3. Glad you regained your inner sparkle!

    Inner sparkle AND a sense of humor are great shock absorbers when dealing with the periodic potholes of life.

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  4. thank you for sharing
    your little girl’s sweetness 🙂

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  5. Hugs and more hugs.

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  6. Val, this is beautiful.

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  7. Beautiful, Val! I’m happy you’re feeling better.

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  8. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Aw. Very sweet. I am always happy when people listen to, hug and play with their inner child. So many people lose them somewhere along the way. I am so grateful that mine stayed strong. Often stronger than the adult, haha, which isn’t necessarily a great thing. I used to put her in situations that should only be for grownups. Thank you for this lovely poem.

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  9. A wonderful reminder, thank you!

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  10. Lovely, Val. Hugs and play makes any day 🙂

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  11. The older I get, the more I reach out (and inside) for my inner child. She helps me in immeasurable ways…

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