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Yes, the common thread in it all is the idea that relishing this moment, this present moment, comes with a great deal of practice.
This was brought home to me, in a different way, early this morning. Gy has always been a relatively strong child, constitutionally. Today, my strong child fell ill with a severely upset tummy and the protective Mama Bear in me emerged, telling her to stay home and ride out the problem with rest and fluids. To my surprise, she refused as she had an important day at school- one with a full rehearsal for an upcoming event- and she put her foot down, saying she MUST go. I was speechless and to be honest, a little annoyed.
Just as I was about to throw a fit, asking her to listen, she put her hand on mine and said, ‘I promise I will call you if I don’t feel well.’
In the next few minutes, she was aboard the bus and I was standing there, wondering when the parent and the child had reversed roles. I even came home and confided in a couple of friends that I was sitting by the phone all morning, biting my nails, hoping that the phone would NOT ring, asking me to dash over to school.
The day ended and she returned. Nothing untoward had happened.
Sometimes, we just need to let go. We gain so much more from that, than in all our illusions of control.
Relish the Moment. It is here for a reason.
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