We are always the same age inside.
~ Gertrude Stein
Deep inside, we each have a child’s spirit. We still have many of the feelings we had when we were young. Some of us have a hurting Child Inside. There’s sadness, fear, or anger that hasn’t gone away. We’re still lonely, no matter how many people care about us.
Our inner child needs special help to heal. We can be good parents to our inner child. We do this by being gentle and caring with ourselves. In time, this child can be a happy center in our hearts.
Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, please heal the child inside me a little more each day. Help my inner child be alive, free, and full of joy.
Action for the Day
Right now, I’ll close my eyes for a minute. I’ll think kind thoughts about myself. Then I’ll say out loud, “Inner child, I love you. I’ll take good care of you.” I’ll do this two more times today.
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