03/04/2015

C for Childhood

Sitting on the white bench in the flowery garden, thinking back, she felt happy. She smiled, as she in her mind was jumping and dancing down that memory lane of her childhood. Only good memories. She knew that that was not the case for some people, but it was for her.

A Happy Childhood.

It should be a happy time for every human being, she thought. Childhood, that place in your hearth you can travel back to and smile just by thinking of. And she remembered running through green grass, playing hide and seek, sitting with grandparents, playing and laughing. She smiled as she felt the warm autumn sun on her face. Thinking back, it seemed like it was only sun in her childhood too. A Happy Childhood. Without a worry in the world.

To be thrown up in the air and gathered again in some strong arms. Someone who loved you and thought you were the miracle of their world. She smiled. And closed her eyes.

Beautiful quotes on Childhood:

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older. ~Tom Stoppard

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again. ~Elizabeth Lawrence

When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood. ~Sam Ewing

I'd give all wealth that years have piled,
The slow result of Life's decay,
To be once more a little child
For one bright summer day.
~Lewis Carroll, "Solitude"




Thoughts on Childhood, dear reader? 

1-30 April 2015 I participate in the A to Z blogger challenge, and this post is written as a part of that challenge.My theme for the challenge is Happiness. I hope you enjoy coming along. 

28 comments:

  1. I am sure that childhood is a wonderful phase. Nevertheless, I insist that you should never underestimate adulthood and enjoy your present to the fullest. All the best with the challenge :)

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  2. Childhood is the best time of our lives, or it should be. I miss it and your post reminded me of my happy days. Love the quotes, sharing them :)

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    1. Happy you enjoyed it, thanks dear Sulekha:-)

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  3. Childhood memories are the best. those days were so innocent and fun and happy and carefree.

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  4. Childhood is the happiest and the most beautiful phase in everybody's life. Remembering those good old days always brings a smile. Loved all the quotes you shared here, Eli ♥

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    1. So happy you liked it, thanks dear Shilpa:-)

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  5. Beautiful! Childhood is the most awesome time in one's life. I agree that it should be beautiful. Those who have had secure childhoods are indeed lucky :)
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  6. Childhood is the best memory I have and what I wouldn't give to turn back time and take me back to those good, old carefree days. You took me back to those memories :)

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    1. Thanks :-) so happy you liked it:-)

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  7. Ah childhood...the memories are wonderful! Life seemed so much freer...and much less stressful! :)

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    1. True:-)happy to see you here:-)

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  8. Indeed childhood memories are one of the most treasured memories of our life! :)
    Caged

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    1. True:-) thanks for visiting:-)

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  9. This was so lovely and nostalgic! It's a shame that not everyone has happy childhood memories such as these. This is the way it should be. I am lucky that I had a pretty good childhood and the only trauma was the constant moving as a military kid. I still have good memories though and wish I could tap into that sense of wonder and magic that I had back then. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I don't.

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    1. Thanks dear Cat:-) so happy u liked it and thanks for sharing your own memories. Big hugs

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  10. I am so very grateful to have had a happy childhood full of warm memories. So sad for anyone who doesn't. Thanks for sharing this lovely post.

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  11. Made me nostalgic. I love recollecting the memories of my childhood and watching those pictures :) Yes, everyone should have a happy childhood :)

    Crux

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    1. True:-) so happy to see you here:- )

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  12. Memories of a happy childhood are the best to have in life. Great post!!

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  13. Beautiful... I love that last piece of poetry by Lewis Carroll. My husband still pretends to travel to space with my son as a co-pilot, making crashing, beeping, zipping noises under the covers before going to sleep. We both watch cartoons with our kids, even the newer ones, and we play with them in the park. I even have my own glove and cleats to play softball with my daughter, and shin guards for soccer with my son. Sports was a big part of our childhood. I always say my husband and I are big kids at heart. It's so true that if you carry your childhood with you, you never grow old. I still wonder when I'll grow up. I turn 40 this year! :-)

    I really hope my children's childhoods stay with them when they are older.

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    1. Thank you so much Tanya- for your kind words and for sharing. Happy to see you here:-)

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  14. I wish everyone would keep the 'child' in them as an adult! It would make life less serious and more fun, more playful, more joyous, more light, more carefree...just like that delightful picture of the girl dancing in your post! ;)

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