When you were 5 …
This week 2 things happened to make me think about being 5.
I came across these words…
and I'm thinking… do we really treat ourselves in this way?
Then I got to thinking… what do we remember about being 5?
I have some memories but they are patchy, and I don't remember day to day as I would see it as an adult.
This week my Aunty Jac and Uncle Pete celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
You may have read in one of my blogs, that earlier this year, one of my cousins suddenly died, and he was their son. That was such a shock, and I know they are still terribly sad, but they are having a small family get-together.
I am not able to go, but decided on a gift for them.
Mummy had some photo's from their wedding, at which I was a bridesmaid… at Guess What?? … at 5 years old!
So I had prints of these made and bought a silver frame for 3 photos. I hope they like it!
So the 5 year old connection came again…
and an interesting story… talking to mummy about the wedding the other night, I found out that my parents didn't even go! I was collected by another aunt and uncle and driven by them up to the North of England from the south, where we live. I stayed at my nanny and grandad's, but you know what…?
I don't remember that trip at all…
So much of our childhoods we don't remember, and so much of our lives are run by our beliefs which we take on as children, without knowing it.
As we go through adulthood we will love and cherish children, but are we doing that to ourselves?
I have been exploring myself over the last year, but there are obviously lots of questions to ask!!!
So this was my photo…
And my message to you today is as above…
” … from this day forward, extend that same compassion to your adult self. “
I would love to include your photo's of ‘When You Were 5′ … if you are able, add them to comments, or I will add them to this post if you send them to me by email or facebook.
Do you have a special memory from when you were 5?
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