Tag: kindness

The Fall

I fell. I fell on a boat ramp that had jagged rows of bumpy concrete intended to prevent falling. I gripped the end of the kayak in my right hand, faced up the ramp like I had done so often before, and waited for…

Bringing the Light

We went everywhere looking for Hanukkah candles. We were having our big Hanukkah dinner that night and we only had three candles, one of them broken. It wouldn’t do. It was the seventh night of Hanukkah so we needed eight candles, one for each…

Come Back Next Time

My T’ai Chi instructor teaches beginner and intermediate classes. I have taken the beginner class six times, maybe more. The teacher is kind to us beginners even when we are experienced. There is a group of regulars who come back session after session and…

Kindness for Its Own Sake

Today, I’m posting a link to a piece I wrote about thinking that there’s magic in single acts, that doing one thing will change everything. And how I realized that putting my expectations on someone else is wrong-headed. Kindness should happen for its own…

I’m in Those Shoes

I’m not an autism mom but that doesn’t mean I don’t get it. I get it. The world and everything in it has to be okay for all of us – the halt and the lame, as a professor of mine used to say….

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