Anyway, these past few days have opened my eyes to changes again and the feeling of being lost in everything that comes about. . . but then that feeling of change is also always followed by the fact that G-d commands those changes and it is not my path to follow but His - there is a reason for what is about to come. For me, that is a calming effect and I focus on not panicking. From what I see, I am not the only one with changes coming their way. My husband has begun a new path in his job, he is very excited. My son has challenges everyday, for life in general; he's young and life for him brings ups and downs. But I got to spend a glorious weekend with him and we challenged the thought of all those roller coaster rides. I have family coming home and I have family celebrating, and my friends are all making some kind of change - job or family. What a summer!!
What does any of this have to do with Another day? Well - to me - it has to do with learning and with what you make of another day. Samuel Johnson said;
The chief art of learning is to attempt but little at a time. The widest excursions of the mind are by short flights frequently repeated, the most lofty fabrics of sciences are formed by the continued accumulation of single propositions.. . . which to me has a couple of meanings. Our lives are so busy that we don't realize the constant change, and when we do - it sometimes takes our breath away that time passes us by. Not really, those changes are the short flights frequently repeated and G-d must have a plan for me learning it. The other meaning I try to explain to my clients and parents as much as possible, it makes so much sense when we realize it is a part of our lives.
As our children try to overcome whatever obstacle that has 'stalled' their learning - practice, practice, practice - and then practice some more! If that part of the brain didn't grow, or got the wrong signals, let's make a new path of learning by showing our children over and over again, in sooo many different ways, the new information they need.
For me, children's paths are also governed by G-d and as parents and teachers/therapists, we can help correct an obstacle they need to overcome for their path. Perhaps you were meant to make the 'flights repeated' so they may make the 'continued accumulation' into a single 'Aha!' moment.
Isn't that what it is all about. . . another day and another ????