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A Secret World of Juvenile Joy

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Nothing but the breeze in your hair!

Recently, after finishing my shopping at the grocery store I was heading out to my vehicle in the car park when I did something that I’m sure most adults don’t do. And, I’ll admit, I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again. And, I’ll also admit, that I loved it!

I took a few bigger steps while pushing the trolley and a few faster ones, then I leant over onto the handle and lifted my feet up off the ground. Wheeeeeeeeeee! I was off! In that moment, all my worries flew away like the breeze blowing through my hair… well, in fact all my usualworries were replaced by a new one, ‘I hope I don’t tip off the back of this damn thing!’ Hahaha!

While I know it’s a childish thing to do, it gives me this grand feeling of youth and exuberance and I know next time when I’m in the car park with a trolley (usually after the sun has gone down so I’m less likely to be noticed – but possibly also more likely to be a hit by a passing car) I will be riding along the back of the trolley again.

That got me thinking then about what other child-like things I secretly cherish.

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Bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles

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Ahh, finally time to relax

When I was running myself a bath last night and the bubbles were beginning to take over the room, I realised that these iridescent, hollow spheres made from soapy water can be a great source of happiness to many people. Let me explain.

One of my favourite things to do to relax is to have a hot bath. And I mean hot. Sometimes it’s so hot it takes me about 10-15 minutes to slowly slide into it, as my skin takes time to get accustomed to the temperature inch my inch. And this hot bath has to have bubbles – lots of bubbles. It’s just not the same without them. Like the bubbles have some kind of endorphins in them making me feel happy and relaxed. (Or maybe it’s just that the water is so damn hot, I am partially passed out. Haha. Perhaps, I should see if I enjoy a bath so much with the bubbles in cold water???)

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