What if it is not a new bicycle I want?

By Lynne Cory

What if I speak with the little child inside myself and ask if there is anything she needs to prosper and grow? Do I want more time alone, to draw, go on a bicycle ride, to laugh and dance and sing or cry or scream? What if I sit and process and feel and find a way to converse with this innocent child to find what she needs? What if my inner child knows what is lacking but my adult self often does not?