The same night at the beach in Lewes, DE, sitting on a bench and watching...people, the gifts of beauty, and the ultimate relationship - a person and her dog!! It was the night before my final training sessions with the Head Start State based training team. I was reflecting on the past 20+ months, the changes I recognized in myself as a result of my work with Zero to Three and some phenomenal individuals on my Infant/Toddler Specialist team. Often when I sit quietly, words from songs come to mind. I forgot about these until I woke this morning (5 AM) and the refrain from a Fiddler on the Roof song was playing again! It is a New Year. It is Fall. There are so many changes in the air and within me!! Here are the words:
Swiftly flow the years
One season following another
Laden with Happiness ...and tears!
As I think back, yes, there were tears and frustrations (one person told me I was the most negative person she had ever met!!) but when I really reflect in an honest way, I am filled with the gratitude of opportunities. Why would I ever think of anything differently. As the song says, the years fly by swiftly and TODAY is the gift of the precious present...and truth and honest...it is all we have.
Later today, I leave for Remo's Health Rhythms facilitator training (3 days). I just have a feeling in my heart that this opportunity is a gift I am offering myself and in some ways, it will be life changing.
And a resounding YES...I will be buying more drums