yesterday i was at a store and saw something that took me back to my childhood - those candies shaped like orange slices that are like gumdrop jelly covered with sugar. on an impulse i bought a package. i rarely do anything like that - just see something i want and buy it. i'm more likely to tell myself that i don't need it or not to waste the money or it is silly - or somehow talk myself out of it. this time i just did it. and as i was enjoying them i realized i was doing it for my inner child - and he was smiling. it didn't cost much and - darn it - i'm worth it!

so - let me encourage you - what could you do for your inner child today? try to make him happy for a change.

We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9