52 WEEKS OF THANKFULNESS – WEEK 32

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BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.

I invite you to come and join me on this pilgrimage to change the world through thankfulness.  Perhaps if enough of us join together we can change the negative climate that exists and is overtaking our planet. Together we can move our fellow citizens of to a better, higher and finer place.

This week finds me thinking about my youngest son, Stephen.  All of my sons hold their own special place in my heart and Stephen’s place is the baby.  Obviously, from what I just said he is my youngest child.  From the very start Steve’s easy smile and sweet temperament made him very easy to be loved by me and by everyone else who met him.  With Steve I marked all the endings of a mother’s journey – no more sweet baby smell, no more walks in a stroller, no more short pants, no more preschool art projects, no more Santa Claus, etc and etc.  And I marked all the last beginnings – first grade, little league, singing in a choir, first dance, middle school, driver’s license, high school graduation.  I am thankful that Steve and I shared all those fleeting, enchanting moments.  And I am very thankful to have the opportunity to visit Steve this week.  I have missed him.

“I say to my child, I will explain to you as much as I can about life, but you must understand that there is a part of life for which you are the only explanation.”  Robert Brault

I hope that by writing these posts that we will move together beyond thankfulness into appreciation. Because appreciation for the moments and things for which we give thanks requires us to be mindful of our lives.

At the end of the post you will find a link up frog and I hope you will join me on this venture and once a week write a post and link up to others and share what you are thankful for this week.

PLEASE ADD YOUR POST AND TOGETHER WE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

15 Responses

  1. Elizabeth Mangino

    Bernadette, I hope you and Dom have a wonderful visit with your “baby”. Beautiful sentiment, and beautiful quote by Robert Brault, whom I’ve not heard of before. Thanks for the introduction.

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  2. Being a mother is truly a privilege. I am so grateful I was given the opportunity to give birth to two children! They are in my life, and constantly in my thoughts. They are grown now, and launched in their own lives, but I still appreciate how they have enriched mine.

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  3. As an adult without children of her own, it always intrigues me to read or listen to the parents of grown children reflect on their experiences of parenting or their relationships with their kids. My own relationship with my parents is difficult, but hearing other people talk about their affection for their children helps me to understand that my parents did their best (though their best was kind of not-so-great), and it wasn’t easy for them. Thank you for stretching my empathy a little bit today. Your son is blessed to have such a loving mother.

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