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8.31.13 … the blessings of a skinned knee … mine … and for polka dot shoes …

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2013 Labyrinth Walks, Avondale Presbyterian Church, The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee:  Today was a multi-sensory experience …

Sounds: chimes, water, wind blowing, rustling of fallen leaves.

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Sights: chimes, water, flowers by the memorial wall, flowers in the sacred garden, bench set  in trees, trees  blowing in the wind, fall leaves, weeds …
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feel: wind blowing, muggy humidity, heat
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Thoughts:
Blessing of a Skinned Knee … I have a skinned knee which made me think about this parenting book … and where my children are … almost adult/launch mode.  I still have some work to do, even on the oldest to make them self-disciplined, appreciative, and resourceful.

In the trenches of a typical day, every parent encounters a child afflicted with ingratitude and entitlement. In a world where material abundance abounds, parents want so badly to raise self-disciplined, appreciative, and resourceful children who are not spoiled by the plentitude around them. But how to accomplish this feat? The answer has eluded the best-intentioned mothers and fathers who overprotect, overindulge, and overschedule their children’s lives.

The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children: Wendy Mogel Ph.D.: 9780142196441: Amazon.com: Books.

Ideas: develop a one-day lesson plan on the labyrinths and pilgrimages in medieval history with an emphasis on the Chartres labyrinth for local schools,  then have local schools offer a field trip to walk one of the Chartres-design labyrinths in Charlotte so that the students would experience the same walk, the same path has been walked  for almost a  1000 years.
I also have to remember to make a laminated Chartres resource for my beach bag.  Same place, next year Elizabeth P and the T family??
Polka dotted shoes … I love my shoes … 🙂
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What is the “at the center? ”  I am not one to ever remember things, and although I have walked this labyrinth at least 40 times,  I know it’s a psalm but I can’t tell you what it says.
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Here it is:
Psalm 119:105
That word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path
… maybe next time I’ll remember it without looking.
Blessings of a skinned knee and for polka dot shoes!

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