|Playing with Connie, the baby dolphin, at Sea World|
Well remember how I published this post on Friday morning? I wasn't feeling well and some things in my life weren't going as smoothly as I would have liked. Sure I was feeling a little sorry for myself, and I shared that with all of you. That same day a huge, huge tragedy happened and way too many innocent babies and heroes lost their lives. Their families will never be the same, and I don't think our nation will ever be the same either. Point is, that tragedy gave me some serious perspective.
I also came across this article on Sunday morning. It's written by a mother whose child suffers from mental illness. Her son's behavioral issues become more intense each day, and it's clear that she worries for her own safety, and the safety of her other children. Although I could never truly understand her pain, I personally work with many children who have mental illnesses and have severe behavioral issues. I have experienced the intensity of their struggles, and the positive affects that an intense therapy program has on these children and their families. I truly believe that therapy has the power to change the lives of these children for the better. Mental illness is real, and it's so important that we help care for individuals who suffer from it.
The health, safety, and livelihood of the people I love.
I'm also thankful for my renewed perspective. Today I will go to work with more clarity, more patience, and even more love for the kids I work with.
Making Me Happy:
A quiet weekend with my man, chocolate chips, good friends, family, and life in San Diego. Seriously I played with dolphins at Sea World on Saturday night and then admired giraffes at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Sunday. #Lucky
"Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present"
-- Albert Camus --