“The soul is healed by being with children.”
(The Mayor rocking her Pandemic can-do spirit / Julie Cook / 2020)
(The Sheriff double thinking life with an older sister / Julie Cook / 2020)
I’ve been back in Atlanta for the last several days.
There was a 6th-year anniversary celebration that required a babysitter.
Then there was a Monday morning doctor’s appointment that also required a sitter…
So while the world has been literally burning down all around me…seething and reeling in
anger and hate…
I got to thinking that it is in the company of children that I now much rather
prefer myself being.
Children are quite apt and exceedingly quick to spot the insincere, the mean, the deceitful,
as well as the unkind.
They see folks as folks—matters not their skin color, their politics, their bank account,
their beliefs…they simply know who is truly truthful, kind, and genuine…
Yep, I think I’ll stick with children.
A much more tender, sweeter, and wiser lot.
Through the praise of children and infants,
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenge
So true. Being with children is indeed a boon. I’ve been teaching digital drama classes to kids for the past couple months. One group is working on the true story of the 3 pigs and it has been so refreshing for me. Even though we aren’t together physically, I can see their little faces light up with various emotions and enjoy being in front of an audience, even though it’s virtually. One little guy is about five and he is such a free spirit. I can see mischief, fun, being a sponge trying to soak everything in and so much more. Kids are the epitome of living. We should all become children again and stop making everything so complicated. Your little ones are so precious.
I know those kids adore you—and will give you hugs when they can!!!
I think, therefore I am – Descartes. Sorry, your title sent me down another rabbit hole, as I say in a future post – chasing dust bunnies.
you just keep thinking 😉
No, your grandchildren are adorable and they might just make more sense than the adults these days. Is it nice being back to the occasional babysitting – spoil them and hand them back?
When my spiritual director asked on my first appointment with him, “When did you experience God recently?”, I thought for a moment and at the risk of sounding stupid, I said, “when my grandchildren ran to greet me shouting their pleasure at seeing me.” He told me it was the perfect answer. And your grandchildren look just as sweet as mine did at their age! Enjoy!
My saving grace Lynda—I pray you are healthy, safe and well!
Looks like both the Mayor and Sheriff are handling this zombie apocalypse quote well. Nice pics Julie, thanks for the smile.
a blessed diversion Tricia!!!
Amen💕 I am a Pre-K to 2nd grade school level secretary and I love their honesty and their eyes to see beauty in the first frost of the season and think “it snowed”, or the puddle that happened to be “right as I got off the school bus”😅💕 Thank you and joining you in prayers🙏
Prayers for us all Denise!!!
I whole-heartedly agree! My grand-daughter has helped me to refocus where my joy is experienced – and it is definitely not found in the world. (Especially, this current world situation. Yikes.)