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I Still See the World In Childlike Wonder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 302 People

    Shouldn't We All?

    I have a friend who is always happy, never upset or stressed over anything.  When I asked her a while back what her secret was, I didn't realize at the time that she was right.  She told me to blow bubbles and watch butterflies.  Now granted, I love animals and...
    kelly816 kelly816 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2010

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    I'm That Little Angel

    Sometimes... I'm that little angel Seeking enjoyment of jokes and laughter They are silly, innocent, or bold Waiting in every gesture, tenderness Sometimes...  I'm that little angel With an eternal, sweet and penetrating glance Shyly smiling, giggling, living in the world that's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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    Second Childhood

    Having my children has allowed me to do the things I never got to do as a child and has taught me so much about how to play, have fun, and learn about the world over again through the eyes of a child.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 3, 2009

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    I Try To

    Never had much of a childhood and the real world is really scary. So I try to stay innocent. 
    reset reset 18-21, F Nov 15, 2009

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    "i Stood Bewitched..."

    When I was young, probably far younger than you'd expect, I was assigned to read an excerpt from the auto-biography of Mark Twain "Life on the Mississippi" as part of my English class. That story gave me a deep-seated sense of worry. You can read it yourself if you like it...
    ShivaHenryShekaria ShivaHenryShekaria 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2011

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    Simplicity

    I remember watching Narnia, when Lucy stepped out from the wardrobe into virgin snow. Her eyes were wide, as a smile crept upon her tiny mouth. Her mind ran wild with the images before her. The simplicity of what she saw was like a dream. The colours more vibrant, the sounds...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    Born Yesterday

    I used to feel like I was an old soul - people always used to say that to me.   I'm not  sure what caused the change - but - little by little, the little girl took over me ......and it gets mmore intense all the time....where I feel like I wasn't born yeasterday - but...
    kylae77 kylae77 31-35, F 2 Responses May 19, 2009

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    It's All Beautiful Illusions

    Did you know that if you really look you can tell that the light from outside is bluer than light from artificial lights? And that your eye level actually never changed even when you change your hight by crouching, because the scenery around you is moving relative to you? Did you...
    4Daereen 4Daereen 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2010

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    I'm thinking this is relevant to me.

    I love being alive, one of the biggest reasons being that I still find splendour and wonder in all sorts of places. On my way to work, every single morning, I find so many interesting things along the way. Things I might have seen before, but not in the same way as I am seeing...
    Ebisur Ebisur 26-30, M 6 Responses Apr 26

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    Oh, Dirt Is So Delicious!!!!

    Yup. Can't get over the taste. My brother says there's so much earth in my stomach i could make a plant grow there:D I try to keep that innocent part if childhood, specially in a world like this.
    sayonaranow sayonaranow 18-21, F Feb 5, 2013

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    Oh.... Pretties

    Walking my river bank, I become a child again....Looky here at all the pretty rocks and shells. Squatting down to get a closer view... looking at each pretty colored stone... picking them up and placing them in my cup....taking them home. Life is good!! *smile*
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 4 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    Kurtis, Designer Sarees And Salwar Kameez Latest Collection With Cheapest Price

    In India, the fashion and textile designers have high-level Saree and more like fashion bridal saree party wear saris and Bollywood. If we're talking novels, women are then strongly on television series, embroidered used heavy Saris for the actress. Then the designer Sari is...
    ewebplace ewebplace 26-30, F Aug 13, 2013

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    Today...

    My mother's best friend and family friend, Mr. Bernard, dropped by to take me to my therapy session today. Afterward, my mother wanted to stop by a store to pick up some things, before we headed for my favorite local diner. While she was in the store, Mr. Bernard did his thing of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 19, 2009

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    Maybe Childlike ..... But Never Simple

    Hmm okay , the other day I was as usual sitting and talking and laughing and giggling about something . One of my friends stopped looked at me smiling and said , You know Angel you still look at life like a little kid ! It took me by surprise for a moment and to be honest...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 10 Responses Mar 28, 2010

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    Child Inside

    i beleive, ive never grown up that some where there is the child in me that never got a good start in life that still years for love from her mother. but never seems to receive it. so i play child by diong the silly things i  never really got to do early on in life. i joke...
    zophia zophia 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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    Child Inside

    i beleive, ive never grown up that some where there is the child in me that never got a good start in life that still years for love from her mother. but never seems to receive it. so i play child by diong the silly things i  never really got to do early on in life. i joke...
    zophia zophia 46-50, F Aug 31, 2009

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    Always have, always will As many of you may

    or may not know, I have a mental disability known as Asperger's. Due to this, I grow slower than most when it comes to social expectations. A lot of the same television shows I watched as a child I still enjoy watching. I don't get involved in politics very much because of all...
    warriormaiden17 warriormaiden17 18-21, F Jan 3

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    Return To Innocence

    I'll admit that much of the time I'm stuck in the mud of adulthood.  But then there comes that moment of wonder, a moment that freezes me in my tracks and leaves me with an astonished smile on my face.I saw a blue heron today.  Seeing it, and identifying it as it flew over me...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2011

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    A Lustful Life Is A Life Lacking Luster

    I want to focus on an aspect of life that is paralyzed by addiction–that is, a subtle aspect of joy. It’s not that an addict can NEVER find joy. There are moments. But, I’ve found something returning to my life that I didn’t even realize had gone. The best way I can...
    gandjwhite gandjwhite 31-35 Feb 11, 2013

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    Don't Count The Deads!!!!!live As Infants.....

    I see the world is now not the same old as I used to see .It is much big today..It is not really what it really used to be.....Things have changed all around....There have been many events that could have outnumbered in the tunes of the eventual   and uncanny life . Every...
    smokycup smokycup 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    I hate to burst your bubble, but welcome to the real world.
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    "Life After Being An Experiment For Straight Guy." I really want to thank everyone for taking the time to read a part of my life that I wanted to share in my previous story. I...
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    I just watched the movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, it really struck a cord deep inside me. All my life I have wanted to see the world to experience the world, to meet new...
    Broken31 Broken31 31-35, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    After high school, and years later, I would see people here and there and talk to them. Then they would tell me about some people and how they were doing etc. Next thing I know...
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    I want to find God.. And to believe again. I am on this page not to bash God but to get a little insight. Almost 3 years ago I lost my older brother, my Irish twin, my best friend...
    MonsterMorgan MonsterMorgan 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I can't get over my ex husband. I love him, I always will. He loved me too, and he loved our kids. He had problems with drugs though. He'd stay sober for months at a time, and...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 26-30, F Sep 21

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    September 11th anniversary is quickly approaching and is a steadfast reminder of what devastation, hate can bring. It is a very unsafe world out there no matter how the government...
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    (2)... We had been meeting for months and although we would have a fantastic time together I often felt brushed off and forgotten until he wanted me again. I suspected there was...
    1a2l3j 1a2l3j 46-50, F Sep 14

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    "Rocket Love"Do Do Do, Do Do Do, Do Do Do, Do Do DoDo Do Do, Do Do Do, Do Do Do-ooI longed for you since I was bornA woman sensitive and warmAnd that you wereWith pride and...
    ruggedguy ruggedguy 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I feel so worthless and disgusting right now. I feel like I can't do anything right; I'm a useless failure who always messes everything up. The only reason people think I am...
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    I am a woman in my mid-30s and have Asperger Syndrome. Even with that, I completed my MBA in accounting after toying with the possibility of careers in healthcare and even law...
    nschulm nschulm 31-35, F Sep 19

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    Who doesn't ... i mean there is so much to see and discover, why limit ourselves to the one tiny part of the world we inhabt. I want to see the wonders of the world, the Aztec...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 23

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    It's been over a year since I birthed my dead baby boy. My life is almost back to normal now but every few months ill still break down. I miss him more than anything. Today while...
    OverWorkedWoman OverWorkedWoman 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    No one is exactly the same, but I do wonder, are there anyone out there very familiar to me. Take right now, I'm going to a school, for people who want to catch up later in life...
    Fable Fable 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    An ignorant person is afraid of the truth. They prefer to go to someone who will feed them lies and say that they are right. Ignorant people tend to be selfish. They also seem to...
    SelfUnaware SelfUnaware 18-21 Sep 5

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    It is small acts of kindness that save us, save the world. It is good people continuing to do good things despite the effect they may or may not have. It is loving each other for...
    lilHuman lilHuman 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    2 1/2yrs togthr. Now its over. He is a stubborn man tht rarely shows emotion. He waited 2yrs to tell me he loves me cuz he wanted to mean it. We were happy, same life interests...
    Beckarae Beckarae 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    I really have no idea what to do in my life now. It feels like i have no destiny in life. A little background of myself is that im the youngest child in my family. I have 3 sisters...
    iambacknow iambacknow 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Over time I my view of the world, of life and everything has changed, I guess just to a more realistic viewpoint. It's such an interesting experience to feel able to look at...
    Axelerator3000 Axelerator3000 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 13

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    I know that books are figments of someones imagination- I would know, I'm a writer myself. Regardless though, there are some worlds that I just wished that I lived in. It seems...
    Rememberthescript Rememberthescript 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    When my wife and I first met, we were both in loveless relationships. A simple handshake in late 2005 took us down a complicated road of friendship, love, loss, love again...
    overtherainbow47 overtherainbow47 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 19

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    What if the air we breathe is really a drug that makes us see a dazed version of the world? But when people take "real drugs" and trip, they see the real world and that's why they...
    MarissaSimmonds MarissaSimmonds 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 22

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