We all had fears as a child and for the most part they pass into history as we grow up and are able to see them as truly not fearful. When you were a child, what were you afraid of that seems silly now?
One that terrified me was thunder and lightening. Dad would get up with me and stay up until the last boom was gone. Looking back he must have been so patient because I do have memories of him being very sleepy while we were waiting for the last noise of the thunder. He would reassure me that it was the very last one. Then just as I'd turn to head back up stairs to bed...ka-BOOM! and I'd go running back to dad. If it was daytime I would hide in the bathroom that was in the middle of the house. It had no outside windows so no flashes should be able to make it through, right? But to my frustration I could still see the flashes under the doors so I would pile up towels up against the crack and that would keep me safe???...lol
Now I'm almost up to hubby's interest in thunder storms. He's a bit goofy and would still love to chase the storms as he used to in his bachelor days but I"ll stay indoors and watch, thank you very much.
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If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it.