Sunday, July 22, 2007
This is a picture of baby Alexa.....Isn't she sweet?
My very dear friend Roberta has six kids and this is her youngest.
She came over on Tuesday for the afternoon and I got to hold Alexa a lot.
I don't know how Roberta does it......she is a very loving mom
and all of her kids are so beautiful.
My kids loved having all of them here because
there was someone for everyone to play with.
I met Roberta at work about 3 1/2 years ago....
it was like an instant friendship for me.
She is so easy to talk to and she really knows what is important in life.
Have a great day!!! Love, Michele
"I think all babies, animal and human alike, are naturally contemplative.
We are born open, present, unfocused, here-and-now.
In civilized human society, we teach children
to focus their attention, to fend off distractions,
to concentrate on the particular task in front of them.
This may be necessary for learning in the ways our schools are conducted,
but we should know that we are training our children
out of their natural contemplative presence, teaching them to devalue it,
even perhaps to fear it.
Children with attention deficit disorders tend to be more naturally contemplative,
but they can have tremendous difficulty in our focused civilization.
We treat them with drugs."
— Gerald G. May in the Wisdom of Wilderness: Experiencing the Healing Power of Nature
Posted by Michele B at 11:41 AM