Happy Child

Carfin Village Gala Week
Clarabelle Age 7, Carfin Village Gala Week

I was such a happy child, I honestly had a fabulous childhood it was so much fun, adventurous, exciting and full of imagination.  I had lots of friends and most of the time we made up our own entertainment.  We used our imagination to make up dances and songs, we played at football rounders, kick-the-can, hide and seek, beds (hopscotch), races, treasure hunt, lee voy, relay races, obstacles courses, we would climb up trees and make up hidden camps in the park.  I am smiling now because my childhood was so so so so happy and I am very proud to say that I am still very close with some of those very special childhood friends almost 35 years later.

Clarabelle and her Brother
Clarabelle Age 6 and Brother Age 9

As a child I always remember being full of dreams and excited ambition, although it was probably portrayed as being too far fetched and a little ‘show off’ at times.  I never interpreted it as that myself, I was just so happy and wanted to display my happiness to others, I suppose I wanted them to share my happiness too.

Clarabelle Age 5
Clarabelle Dancing Age 5

My mum said to me that her memory of me as a child was that I was always singing, she said I would sing from the moment I woke up until I went to bed.  The funny thing is I forgot I did that until my mum reminded me of it a couple of years ago.   I forgot that I used to do that as a child and I guess I forgot what it was to be that child again singing, dancing and living in a very free-spirited way.  However I am finding that the more I understand who I am as a person the more I am becoming that happy spirited child again, the person that I always was but somehow got lost along the way.

Clarabelle and Leanne
Clarabelle (Age 10) & Sister Leanne (Age 5)

At this moment in time, on my journey of life, I am really happy, I feel free-spirited, creative and mesmerised by the beauty in this world. It’s like I am seeing the world again through my childlike eyes, like when I was 7 years old again.

Clarabelle Age 11
Clarabelle Age 11 (holding Courage Banner in pink)

As a child I loved things like catching my reflection in puddles on a rainy day, gazing up at the stars at night, staring at a summer nights sky and being wondered by all the magical colours and different shapes of clouds.  I loved making daisy chains and I would look endlessly at each petal on the daisy, really feeling and smelling its fresh air scent.  I loved the great outdoors and just being free, I guess just being me, living in each very moment and seeing each and everything around me as magical.

Now I know why I was a happy child.  🙂 🙂 🙂

May your day today be filled with magical childlike moments that allow you to see the beauty in everything around you.  Lots and lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

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25 thoughts on “Happy Child

    1. Hi Brian, “Lee Voy”, oh I loved that game, it was a little like hide and seek but with two teams and involved the guarding of a lamppost. So rather than one person trying to tig each other person, there was a team trying to tig the other team. It was an amazing game, one of my favourites from my childhood. 🙂 Thanks for reading the post 🙂

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  1. Such wonderful and warm memories. Thank you for sharing them with us.
    Unfortunately, many people don’t have those wonderful memories. May those of us who do, use our happy to help them let go and begin creating their wonderful memories starting right now.

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  2. I used to baby sit for you and your brother to let your Mum and Dad go to the Cleland club,I am Paul, Gerry and Susan Fraser’s Mum. I have 6 grand children of my own now, where do you live now, your photos and comments, and poetry are lovelu
    Kate Burrows x

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    1. Hi Kate, Thank you so much for your comments, wow, that was really lovely to read, I remember you very very well. 🙂 🙂 🙂

      I was in Dubai for a little while there this year but I am now back in Bonny Scotland, I live in Motherwell but hope to be moving again soon. How are you? So lovely to hear from you. Thank you so much for your message. Claire xxx

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