Today in the NY Times, Harriet Brown writes a heart-breaking account of her experience with her daughter's anorexia. She, literally, has to feed her daughter one spoonful of food at a time, and she lives in fear that her child might not make it through, and could die.
I sit today with all the suffering that surrounds. We can't know what another is going through. Sometimes, pain is obvious. Other times, it may be well-hidden. I suppose what I am trying to say today that even as my intention is to move towards non-judgment, I am aware that there is a difference in the quality perhaps of each person's day as to what they are given to handle. Where our children involved, the burden may be painful indeed. I am blessed, that in this moment, all my family members are doing extremely well, and I understand the built-in tendency is many of us, as to "staying under the radar" as to making statements like that.
May your burdens and new meetings seems easy today, and lift in smiles on roller skates.
Yesterday I saw two children with the most amazing shoes. They could walk in them, and they could also roll. Steve says these shoes have been around for awhile, but I had not seen them, and I was enchanted watching these two children change gears, from a rather sedate, contrived walk to a roll.
I have a wall hanging I love that says, "I spent a long time trying to find my center until I looked closely one night and found it had wheels and moved easily in the slightest breeze, so now I spend less time sitting and more time sailing." It is by Brian Andreas.
May we each sail and roll!!