It is amazing how when you feel safe, secure, warm and loved that you can drop your guard and can sleep just about anywhere. Children teach us so many lessons, perhaps more than we teach them. That is a principle that I know to be true in most situations.
Sometimes we get so caught up in our personal lives and roles that it is easy to forget that we are all just people. No matter our age, race, socioeconomic status, education, road traveled or lifestyle. We are all part of a living ever changing world, trying to find our place in it.
What reminds you of this, to help keep you centered and engaged in the now? The coming and going of the seasons always reminds me of the cycles of life and my place in it. On this the coolest day thus far in two seasons, on the road with a precious package of life, and on a road trip to a family member’s birthday party, I realize that thanks to a friend’s offhand comments I am already thinking about Christmas cards. I am reminded.