1. God's love for me
The most obvious way I stay child-like is in my faith in God. I have had my moments of doubt in recent years but I have yet to lose faith in God's love for me, and knowing that he has a good plan for my life. You have to approach God like a child in order to switch from a religious mindset where your works help you be good enough for God to a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, you have to believe without seeing. Just like a relationship between a parent and their child, the child never loses faith in what the parent says. They always see the best in the parent, want to obey the parent because they know the parent wants the best for them and wants to go to the ends of the earth to be good to them.
2. My love of Tinkerbell
In case you've never met me in real life, I am obsessed with Tinkerbell. My love of Tinkerbell started when I was twelve or thirteen years old after seeing the movie Peter Pan starring Jeremy Sumpter. I loved how much she loved Peter, how she was genuine, spunky, rebellious, and so much herself despite being a little adorable pixie. Even now, I fangirl over the Tinkerbell movies. I love that Disney made a special section for the Disney Fairies and in Disney World (and I think in Disneyland as well) they have Pixie Hollow. I have Tinkerbell clothes, a Tinkerbell blanket, a Tinkerbell pillow.
In February 2013, I met Tinkerbell at Disney and it was a dream come true:
3. Music from my childhood
Call me crazy biased but nineties music was the best Pop music that will ever exist. I still listen to the greats: N'SYNC, Britney Spears, Christina Augilera. And you can't forget the one hit wonder group, Aqua, who were most famous for their song, "Barbie Girl." I feel like their album along with the Spice Girls was the soundtrack of my childhood and always remind me of a time when things were so fun and peaceful, and I never second guessed myself but instead, believed that I could do anything I put my mind to.
4. Disney Movies
I think I will always love Disney just because no matter what age you are, you can go there and just be a kid. My favorite Disney movies would probably be Cinderella, Snow White, Bambi, Fox and the Hound, Finding Nemo, and Hunchback of Notre Dame. I didn't just like Disney movies though. Two movies that were hits during my childhood would be Madeline and My Dog Skip. Both featured dogs and grew in me a love of dogs that I've yet to outgrow, as well. I was also obsessed with the movie A Little Princess which helped me learn about other cultures and how you can find a friend in anyone despite cultural differences.
5. Board Games
My sisters make fun of me for a lot of things but one thing they always poke fun at is my enjoyment and child-like sense of adventure when playing board games. My favorites are Monopoly, Life, and Mystery Date yet I basically like all board games except Taboo but that's because the first time I played that game was a really bad and embarrassing experience with it so I refuse to play it again.
6. Being imaginative
As a kid, my sisters and I were crazy imaginative. For more about what I mean, please go ahead and watch my newest Youtube video called Nineties Tag. Nowadays, I am imaginative in all that I do: my blogs, my videos, my writing. No matter what, I've always been an out-of-the-box thinker.
7. Eating Like A Kid
I remember the first time I had cotton candy. It was at Busch Gardens and I remember how I loved the thought that someone believed fluffy sugar would be a tasty snack. I wanted to kiss that person. My favorite ice cream growing up was the Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake ice cream bar or the Chocolate Eclair. They were so good. I was also obsessed with cream soda, grape soda, and orange soda. I don't really drink soda as much as I did as a kid but I still enjoy slurpees. One thing I will always carry with me from being a child is my sweet tooth.
I think being a child is ok because at least children have an adventurous fire in their hearts that no one can steal and unlike most of them, they are ok being themselves.
Until next time remember: The most sophisticated people I know-they are all children.-Jim Henson
Love Times Infinity,
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