The days when you feel you’ve done something right…

Not that I’d like to take credit but a part of me feels a great sense of fulfillment today when I read a note my 6-year-old daughter wrote to her kindergarten teacher this morning:

Dear Mrs. M,
You were my kindergarten teacher last year. I’m now in 1st grade and have a new teacher. I’ve moved on but I still love you and will always be thankful for everything you have taught me. Love, S

Then she drew a heart and colored it, and gave it to me to check it for spelling errors. I asked her what made her write this note and she said, “mom it’s nice to let people know how you feel about them so they feel happy.” I have to confess that it was proud moment for me as a mother to know that my little child not only receives love but is capable of giving it back...

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Making it all better

There are times in our lives when we face disappointments and they bother us and nag us, and we want to dwell in the pain of it all. The human heart needs some time alone, so it can talk to itself and allow itself to heal.

There are a few times like these when I sit on the corner chair in my family room and stare out the window. I’m not really thinking of anything specific, just watching the leaves dance to the wind, and a car drives by quietly…yet it makes so much noise in the otherwise subtle sceneries where my thoughts were enjoying the solitude. Now the wind is stronger and the leaves are swaying with the branches, and one part of the tree is lighter than the other because the sunlight is shining on it that way...

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