She was an eager to please
quick to frustrate
She desperately needed
all the hugs
one could afford.
Her most expensive prize
was the patience
The reward ~
her acceptance and
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As an educator who now gets to move around
several schools and several school districts
some of the most deeply emotional experiences
are the encounters with the needy children
that cross all income lines
as well as all ages ~
To me this is my current calling ~
being semi retired
it is less about the money
and more so about the needs of the students
as well as believing in each one of them.
Some people mistake me ~
simply becuz they have not
inquired more deeply of me
~ that somehow I have less than intents.
The fact is my heart does not allow me any less thans ~
it demands of me that
Perhaps the care is not the care someone else chooses
in actions or even in words
but I do not expect that anyone else
care the way I choose to care.
I just hope more
Hunger is in more than nutrition to fill the belly.
- the need for acceptance just as ‘I am’
- the need for someone else to BELIEVE in them
- the need to be seen as capable
- the need to love and be loved
Fill them up that their hearts will shine even when the darkness might fall
and stars might be too far away for brief times in a long journey.
They will do “the right thing” as their heart is opened even when their face is grimaced
in anger and pain.
I do not for a moment give up even on my own although they may not like how I choose to express or to care ~ it is still the right thing my heart knows to do. I was fortunate and I am humbly grateful that someone in my life when I was but a child BELIEVED in me and tended to my heart that the LOVE might shine no matter what. I shall pass it on in quiet gratitude during the last days of this lovely journey called LIFE!
Feed the Being where the needs are shown. LOVE no matter what! Patience when they do not want you near ~ for their own journey is what is clear only to their own heart.