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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

NaBloPoMo- Day 7

It is late, I am tired, so I am putting off a thoughtful, scholarly post on poverty and nutrition until tomorrow.

Instead, a list of things that make me happy:

1) An unexpected "I love you" or kiss/hug from one of my boys.
2) Curling up on the couch with Chris.
3) A random act of kindness.
4) A quiet and dark house after a long day
5) (I miss this) Curled up under a comfy blanket, with Cocoa and a good book watching the snow fall (or even rain)
6) Driving to a distant destination with the radio on a good song.
7) Watching the wonder and interest on my children's faces as we tackle unknown (to us) vistas.
8) A long walk with my dog
9) Playing computer games.
10) The sense of accomplishment and peace when I look at a clean and orderly home.
11) Looking at sleeping children.
12) Holding a baby in my arms.
13) A's
14) Feeling accomplished
15) Being recognized for achievements or work
16) Dressing up
17) A night with good friends, lots of laughter, and conversation
18) Writing this list (I had never really thought about this- and I am smiling)
19) An intimate night over a good meal and quiet conversation with Chris
20) The other night Konal told me I was the strongest Mom in the world (and he wasn't talking about physical strength)
21) Helping others, especially quietly or anonymously
22) Seeing others happy (like when I see my couple friends exchange looks that tell me they are very much in love)
I am sure there are more... but it is time for some sleep