International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Listening is one component of Respect.
Don’t just use your ears to hear the sounds around you.
Use your heart to feel the what others feel,
Use your arms to embrace and comfort them,
Use your body to dance to the music,
Use your fingers to write the stories,
Use your voice to pray, sing and say I love you.
Also my oldest grandson’s 8th birthday. Of course his favorite past time is playing video games or watching YouTube videos of others playing video games. I’m certain part of his day will include sitting in front of a screen.
One of his battles is epilepsy, absent seizures, (he calls them glitches) that his teacher and peers thought were behaviour issues, lack of attention, lack of comprehension, inability to control his bladder. Getting a diagnosis was a long, frustrating and difficult task, during which he lost grade 1. Once diagnosed, the treatment (a daily dose of foul tasting medication) has lead to no seizures in 15 months. The type of epilepsy he deals with he will probably outgrow, but the stigma of the seizures label a child. Luckily his grade 1 teacher got transferred and the grade 2 teacher only met a wonderful attentive brilliant child.
He is a wonderful happy child who gets along well with others. His parents are loving and kind, always looking out for his best interests. He is blessed to still have 2 sets of grandparents to love him and watch over him. As you can tell he has stolen my heart.
As if we need a holiday to grab a cup of tea (or a bottle of wine) and sit down to read a book. I’m certain we can easily celebrate National Read A Book Day.
Why not celebrate by taking a slight detour and walk off the beaten path?
One of my pet peeves is people being late for scheduled meetings.
I consider it extremely rude to keep others waiting.
But today I would actually excuse someone who used this as a reason to be late.
Forgiving doesn’t mean to forget,
lifting a burden from your shoulders,
allowing you to move on without regret.
clearing your path of all large boulders.