Rather than hijack another thread, (Am I the only one who can't cry) i'll start a new one because i think this is a great idea and could bring some very helpful responses...
You might think about how you might create something symbolic for the younger parts of you. ... You could carry some of those things around with you to honor that part of you and what was lost then. And perhaps reclaim those parts in the process. It would make a great series of posts here too: all the little gifts you create for your little boy, teen, young man self.
I have started carrying around a marble in my pocket. I loved marbles when i was a younger kid and collected lots of them. this one isn't one of those - but every time i put my hand in that pocket and feel that marble, it reminds me of some happier and simpler little bits of time in my past.
Thanks for the prompt, LoS!