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.