Writing 101 Day 4: (part 3)… other things gained

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  1. maggiepea says:

    I am very inspired by your post here. I know I am often “in a hurry” when I could easily just slow down and smell the roses. I have an extremely slow husband, his dad even nick-named him Mosey because he’s been slow his whole life. It drives me crazy because I have been “fast” all my life. Funny, most of my early elementary reports cards even have hand-written notes from my teachers saying, “Mary needs to slow down. She always has to be first to finish” (etc) I am very inspired by people whom I see that have a peaceful affect about them. They stand out in a crowd and some even stop me, dead in my tracks, total strangers who have such a sense of peace and love and goodness about them I feel humbled immediately just to come in contact with them.
    I think humility is the most awesome of the graces. I think your experience and the way you’ve written about those in our midst who have special needs and need our respect and carefulness is something we all need to remember. I was my mother’s care-taker for five years; she lived to be 94 with growing Alzheimer’s in the end. I, too, developed a different sense about special needs people from being with her.

  2. ibdunn says:

    Thank you very much for taking the time to comment. I think in general life is trying to catch us all up in the hustle and bustle of ‘busyness’ & ‘hurry’ -rushing around and then wondering what did we really accomplish. My dogs help give me pause to enjoy their carefree joy and the sunsets remind me of the beauty around us. When we can notice the beauty around us and be grateful for the small things then perhaps too we take the time to as point out have the humility and grace to care about others. A constant lesson to be learned and remembered.

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