Friday, January 19, 2007

Progress not Perfection

Babushka and I have done some good work this week. We have been emotionally intimate: baring our inner selves to one another.
  • Walking through tough discussions with dignity and grace
  • Expressing true concerns felt about one another
  • Presenting to each other our own struggles with fear and insecurity
  • Being simpathetic of - but not taking ownership for - the others' struggle
  • Acknowleding to other that they are worth the effort of this journey

A wise woman once told me to be pateint and take "Baby Steps". As you watch a toddler you realize that baby steps are not easy -in fact they are downright scary. Somehow the infant perserveres in the face of their failure to immediately succeed. Every tumble is followed by another attempt to walk.

Perseverence and Determination - more present at 14 months than at 40 years. Small steps can be just as powerful as any record-breaking long jump. Age is as much a function of attitude as it is biology. Babies as life coaches? - Hmmmmmmmmm.

Anyhow, as Chandler says on Friends - "..and yet I find myself strangely aroused by this." Babushka may be busy this weekend!

"Without a struggle, there can be no progress." -
-- Frederick Douglass

"Adversity is the first path to truth." -
-- Lord George Gordon Byron

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