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Kansas, 1974

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for/that:
  1. Warm sunshine.

  2. A warm breeze.

  3. Colourful spring flowers with the promise of more to come.

  4. Spring time birdsong.

  5. Spring time leaf pile jumping. The ear piercing shrieks of joy from the kids during this exercise are well worth any potential hearing loss in my old age.

  6. Compassionate teachers and therapists for my children.

  7. Understanding friends.

  8. Small children who understand the importance of reaching out to those who are different from themselves. One of Isaiah's classmates is usually walking by our house about the same time that the school bus arrives in the afternoon. She religiously says hi to Isaiah even though he has yet to say anything in response. The other day she told me that their teachers told the class that they need to talk to Isaiah to help him communicate. She also told me that he talks in class a lot.

    On one occasion one little girl carried a conversation with Isaiah by herself. Isaiah never said a word but he didn't run away. When she was done she gave him a hug and a kiss before running off to find her mom.

    Isaiah's classmates continually amaze me. We seem to run into them everywhere and they are always excited to see him and to say hi to him. These 5 and 6 year olds demonstrate the kind of compassion and understanding that I wish some adults would display. Isaiah doesn't seem to know what to do with his popularity yet. Neither do we other than to be relieved and grateful that he is with such a great bunch of kids.

What are you thankful for?

1 comment:

  1. Adults could learn a lot from small children about compassion and understanding of their fellow man...

    Isaiah 11
    1And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

    2And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

    3And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

    4But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

    5And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

    6The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

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