Saturday, 19 November 2011

Pause for Thought

On our return home from the city we were driving along the sea front, we often see loads of people out walking many with dogs taking them for a stroll, joggers, power walkers, courting couples and generally people out for a bit of fresh air.

It gets less in the colder months as the North sea can blow a mighty chill through your bones.

Today I noticed a Mother walking with a teenage girl whom I took to be her daughter, the girl looked at me, a very pretty girl in fact beautiful, this girl had no expression not a smile nor a frown totally no expression, I could tell by the care she was getting from the lady who was with her that she wasn’t your average teenager, possibly Autism or learning difficulties.

This got me thinking, I love to hear and see my daughters laughing often winding each other up, chasing each other around the house, crying if the other is hurt, elated if they have joyous news. How often do we take that for granted, here was a beautiful girl with little or no expressive emotions, I really don’t know how I would feel as a Mother not seeing that from my girls.

Remember to count your blessings.

Jak Signature

17 comments:

Dorcas said...
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Fran_D said...

How very true Jak. We tend to take our lives for granted, but so many people deal with all kinds of adversity in their lives.
We should count our blessings every single day!

lyn clark said...

Hi Jak My Daughter as Down's Syndrome and I count my blessings everyday especially after watching some children in Need on tv.I find myself and my daughter Katies life very happy with no complains.The poor little boy who lost both arms and legs with Meningitis.So sad but the little boy wasn't fazed and was so happy.God bless all the children in need and those with sad blank faces.thank you for highlighting issues like this.thanks Jak xx

Merry said...

Such a lovely post Jak and a great reminder thanks. I too appreciate the times when my kids have a go at each other or remember each other. :-)

Lady Anne said...

I count my blessing daily Jak, I am so lucky to have such a fabulously caring, loving family around me. I used to work as a District Nurse before I retired and saw many older people who had no family and the only person they would see would be me, how sad is that? Thank you Jak for being one of life's carer's...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Jon Bratton said...

And when I count my blessings I include you, Jak Heath

sallysbitz said...

I work in a Nursery school with children aged 2-4 yrs.
We take 80 children, 10 places are for children with Autism and 10 places for vulnerable 2yr olds (children who need to be in nursery for their own safety, or problems that occur at home).

I can tell you that I count my blessings every day!!

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Liz hardman said...

Unfortunately I do not have children but having been brought up with and having worked with them they are all rays of sunshine no matter how they express themselves. Each and every person is special whether they have a disability or not

Jak Heath said...

I agree Liz they are, It just makes you take stock of your own life and emotions.Also makes you wonder why so many of us grumble at the unimportant things around us.

Tammy said...

Thank you Jak for the reminder not to take life for granted.

ursula said...

Jak I know what you are saying. We get so wrapped up with ourselves and families that we neglect to look around and see the difficulties of others. I think we all too often take life for granted. I do count my blessings with the family I have. Bless you Jak. Luv Ursula XXXX

Mad Mary said...

jak, we all tend to forget just how fortunate we are. Thank you for reminding us to count our blessings.

Mary x

Cheryl Winget said...

Wonderful post, Jak. I have 3 beautiful daughters and it is always good to be reminded of the blessing of all their interactions with each other and with me. Thank you!

hollis58 said...

Lovely and thought provoking post - God Bless x

My'scardcorner said...

You are so right Jak but usually these children or adults are so loving perhaps we could learn from them.
Myrax

My'scardcorner said...

You are so right Jak but usually these children or adults are so loving perhaps we could learn from them.
Myrax

Anonymous said...

Hi Jak
Lovely post, I have a Grandson Joseph who is 9yrs old and he has charge syndrome (each letter stands for something that is wrong with him) but he is so lovable and people can be so cruel when we are out with him it breaks my heart to see what my daughter has to put up with, but saying that wouldn't change him for the world. Love Barbara