Sometimes I yearn for childhood. Everything seemed easier in years gone by. Problems were non-existent. Dinner was on the table every night at the same time. Clothes were washed, ironed and put away. There were no financial woes, no stressful work situations and no tiresome relationships. When things seemed difficult, a caring parent’s ear and open arms were not far away.
Being in my late twenties now, while I fully embrace being a mature adult, I sometimes crave those times when life was seemingly easier and simple. Time passed more slowly and friendships were solid. People kept promises and stayed true to commitments.
While I by no means want to shun life as an adult, childhood definitely had its benefits. I need to remember this however and apply it to life as it now stands. There is no time like the present, and the days we live now, like childhood, won’t last forever either. There will be times when children are involved, moves happen and heartaches occur and we will look back on our late twenties and feel a strong sense of nostalgia about these days that we will then deem simple.
Remember this next time you dream about days gone by. Live you life day by day and enjoy every simple pleasure. Things change quickly and easily so make the most of it while you can.