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Passionate mother of two wonderful children. Believe in people using their powers for good and not evil. Advocate for my kids. My eldest child is a talented, intelligent, socially aware, proud, young, androgynous person and my youngest is also talented, clever, loves the outdoors and has excellent problem solving skills, he also happens to have Down syndrome. As a family we love trips to the beach, park, shops and Maccas for the play equipment. I enjoy reading, writing, crochet and cooking.  I believe in equality and inclusion in all aspects of life for all. And I believe in justice. Hope you enjoy my blog :)

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Developing Friendships - 9th Day of Gratitude

Tonight I phoned a friend.

No, I wasn't on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?".

But I will say, she is worth a Million!

With all that I have learnt about myself in the last 10 years, I know only too well, that I am very self conscious these days, particularly about what I say to other people. So, in my nervousness, I sometimes find myself not expressing myself well, or even at all, and backing away from conversations as the best alternative to a bad conversation and, in the extreme, backing away from relationships.

Unfortunately, things left unsaid are often as bad as saying the wrong things, so when I expressed this to my friend and explained to her how unsure I felt, I was so joyfully rewarded with her support (and threats of actual physical pain if ever I did that again) that I realised I truly have a friend who cares and who is in the process (as I am with her) of really getting to know me!

Tonight, I am grateful for people who care ... about me! You know who you are ... xo

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