Updated: Jun 25, 2020
My granddaughter forgot her beloved stuff animals
We were too caught up with goodbyes.
Off they went leaving behind
Dear friends Bunny and Hippo
At 7 years old she’s a member of a family
In their busy-ness she is one
And yet she is counted among the group
As a spoke in the wheel of their fun
Problem solving started
It didn’t work out in the end
The decision was for me to keep them safe
Until their reunion
There’s a thread present
Through these hours of negotiation
A thread of respect and caring
I never experienced as a child
The friendship shared by this 7 year old
with her Bunny and Hippo
Are extensions of self-love
Safety, solace, trust and comfort
Friendships are like a fertilizer
That help us build a connection to ourselves
From the inside out, learning to listen,
Trust, share and love
The practice of friendship
Starts at any age
And affords us an opportunity
To feel love in our heart
As we extend it to another
The Perfect Friend by Shannen Wrass
Today I found a friend who knew everything I felt she knew my weakness and the problems I've been dealt. She understood my wonders and listened to my dreams, she listened to how I felt about life and love and knew what it all means. Not once did she interrupt me or tell me I was wrong she understood what I was going through and promised she'd stay long. I reached out to this friend, to show her that I care to pull her close and let her know how much I need her there. I went to hold her hand to pull her a bit nearer and I realized this perfect friend I found was nothing but a mirror.
It's wonderful to hear about your granddaughter being a spoke in the wheel, how forgetting her stuffed animals was dealt with, with respect for her and all. Not forced, or controlled. You, Shirley are a part of that respect and connection. They felt safe in that interaction and leaving the stuffed animals in your care.
Thought of nurturing, the power of listening. The person in the mirror, it's important to listen to myself, what I really need. Stay connected, know what I need. Getting in harmony, requires me to practice every day.
This reading really got to me, and then add the velveteen rabbit in. I would wrap them in a blanket and show your granddaughter them wrapped in the blanket of love. I have a lot of friends, I've never had a "friend"
I am signing up for another 21-day challenge with the mirror. The first 21-day challenge helped, but didn't quite get me there. It all starts with loving myself.
I went on a search for a real anchor to use on water. I made a makeshift one that didn't work, so I ordered one. I realized during meditation you all are my anchor, grounding me in who I am in loving myself.
I participated in a summer solstice ritual and see the Yin energy is waning. It feels like the tipping point, exactly where each of us are right now.
We’ve been on zoom four months. We are at a tipping point, and we are returning to the balance. This group affirms that.
Each of us is going through what the world is going through. It's not easy. We all need the anchors to hold us in place as we flail around at times.