I recently re-read the book, The Alchemist by author, Paulo Coelho. I try to read it every few years. He was on to something when he wrote "every blessing ignored, becomes a curse." See, God puts people, as well as obstacles, and even tragedies, in our path with great purpose. Sometimes bad things have to… Continue reading Finding the Magic in Unanswered Prayers
Without the magic of it all, what is the point of it all? Think about it. What would be missing from a world without the mystery and the magic? Well let's think; Santa, Rudolf, Frosty, The Little Drummer Boy, cookies and carrots and presents AND family gatherings... The Easter Bunny, egg hunts, baskets filled with… Continue reading Magic Matters-There’s No Denying It
We are so collectively distracted by getting and going, and having, and showing that we are not present enough to witness each other as we are learning, and loving, and growing.
Dear Stephen and Joseph, Your third and first grade school year is coming to an end. There is a little bit more than usual going on right now, as there usually is this time of the year. We have ice cream parties and field day mixed in with birthday celebrations and spring concerts. Then there… Continue reading Finding Magic-Life Lesson One: Perception is Reality
What a lot of people don't understand is that Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD, is a spectrum disorder. Which basically means, one person with SPD may over-respond to the touch sensation and find clothing, physical contact, or other sensory input as unbearable. Another might under-respond in reaction to stimulation
I want to write a children's book where the main characters have albinism and other special needs. I'm going to enroll in a Parent Advocacy class with The Federation of Children with Special Needs. I will become a certified Parent Advocate.
When we were young there was no internet.
This change alone has redefined everything.