You are made of love. Pure love. When you encounter a situation, encounter it with love. When you connect with another soul, see to it with love. When you speak to yourself, do so with love. Your entire being radiates with this warmth, and this warmth overpowers all else.
I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.