It's great to be a child!

This is about you, whatever your age happens to be. Yes, you may be a businessman, a grandfather, a seven-year-old, a great-grandmother, a parent with five children, or a factory worker. It makes no difference. We are all children. And if you doubt that, it is time to discover what it really means to be a child.

Why? Because if you have lost sight of that fact, you may be laboring under the view that your childhood is a thing of the past, an unrecoverable time when you felt secure, happy, loved. Or, perhaps to you childhood calls forth memories you would prefer to forget, those that speak of lack of love, of abuse, frustration, and hopelessness.

Does this mean that we should regress to the fantasy of the happiness of childhood or try to escape from the traumatic memories that hurt and haunt us?

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Thanks, Mom!
August 4, 1997

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