Most Alive Monday: How Might It Be?
If, the first time you had experienced that sharp awareness of ego, of "me, I'm me, not you!"...you had been received and hugged and affirmed, instead of shamed and isolated?
If someone had been able to see that you were taking the first tiny baby steps towards feeling your feelings, of knowing that you saw life differently than those around you. If you had been helped to experience your own uniqueness, to feel the excitement of sensing, for the very first time, your own awareness of life. What if someone helped you to own all of this...to own your own life? How might it be different for you?" - Judith Duerk
Photo: Satchel's chestnut fleet sailing a puddle
I am astonished by how well Satch is doing with OT. I'm beginning to see more of the boy I knew before this SPD thing started escalating. Clearly he's feeling more centered and I'm so happy for him. He's owning his life, and he knows that I'm here to help him.
"Mama, I love you just the way you are", he said.
"And I love you just the way you are", I replied.
I could have cried right there. The beauty of that moment...so many times I have said those words to him and now to hear them echoed in his voice. What a gift!
Speaking of gifts...check out this bit of loveliness from Amy Krouse Rosenthal...
*About Most Alive Monday: I've decided to make at least one "most alive choice" each day and post my favorite each Monday. This, of course, is to motivate me to consciously "live juicy"! I hope you'll join me and share your "most alive moment" in the comments section so we may inspire each other.