Childhood · Nostalgia

Remember the Simple Choices of Childhood


Close your eyes and take a nostalgic little trip on this Throwback Thursday… It’s time to reminisce about your childhood days, when the hardest decisions involved the simplest things…

Cheerios or Rice Krispies…

 Red-Orange or Orange-Red…

Asteroids or Centipede…

Markers or colored pencils… 

Swings or monkey bars…

Red Rover or Red Light, Green Light…

Reading or playing outside…

Remember how, no matter what you picked, the days were still happy?

Now then, think about the countless decisions you have to make in your life today—everyday.

It’s so much more complicated, right?


The complexities of adult life create difficult decisions, and those decisions create so many opportunities to make the wrong choices. Choices involving other people, choices involving our actions, choices involving our words, choices having the potential to change our lives. Choices that leave us feeling lost or unhappy or overwhelmed.

If this is you, and you feel like you don’t know where to begin to gain control of your life, do what we’ve started doing:

Simplify your life.*

When we can sift through and cull the complicating things in life that weigh us down—whether physical or otherwise—we’re able to better remember the choices that once brought us happiness. We’re able to create warm, happy spaces for those simple things in our lives again. We’re able to be ourselves again.

And when we allow the room to bring ourselves back to life, we’re able to remember what’s really important to us. Focusing on simpler choices and simpler things that made us happier in the past will help make today’s big, complicated decisions easier.


At the Nostalgia Diaries, our goal is to help you simplify, enhance, and engage by focusing on the most important things: remembering, appreciating, believing, and becoming. It’s all about celebrating the past to create better days today.

We’d love for you to join us in this journey.

P.S. Don’t forget to follow our colorful, creative spaces on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. We’re fun and happy and whimsical and nostalgic over there, too. Pinky swear.

*Yeah, we know … But we swear this WebMD article won’t incite any hypochondriac tendencies.


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