looking out the window
resemble ice sculptures
I smile at a dozen comments from one who's words
always are special to me - Ellen Hamilton.
Conscious of my warm heart as I continue to read my son's email with names of unfamiliar cities
in his far off land, sharing of some of my granddaughter Sarah's visits to
Chiang Mai, Thai Island, Kon Lanta and the Linh Hotel.
A thought arises as I continue to smile
could I just book a flight and take off
even with cane in hand ?
I read something from Tricycle that explains much
Giving Rise To Forgiveness
~~Our suffering was not caused by our parents or grandparents.
It was merely passed down. We are social animals.
We grow through modeling.
We teach what we have learned.
We act as we have been acted upon.
A person who is not loving
has not experienced love.
It is not his fault.
Realizing this gives rise to forgiveness,
and in Chin we vow that suffering will stop with us.
We Will Not Pass It Down~~ Guo Jun
I read this and realize that so much was missed in my early years from some.
But I vow not to pass it on and to practice love even to the unloving.
Never a day has gone by that when in contact I have not told my children, grandchildren,
in the past their father or special ones then and now
" I love you"
So at times when these words did not come to me over the many years
or even now
I realize even more that some were not taught.
Enough sharing from the woods
as my day begins
A good day....