All Posts Tagged ‘Anna Quindlen’
Some people tell stories when they write. Some tell facts or talk of important journalistic issues. I have a tendency merely to put into words what sloshes around in my brain. The funny thing about this is that I am not really a “literary person”. I don’t read cathartic current novels, I was in a book club for 5 years and finally quit because no one ever liked my idea of reading Stephen King and honestly, for me, books and movies are really only a source of leisure, diversion or entertainment. I really do think life provides me with enough challenges to want to spend money or my free time watching or reading about others’.
We all know that we have so much to be thankful for. But so often (at least for me) we get caught up in the stresses of everyday life and of all the things around us that we can see as not going smoothly. I am reminded of this again by two things that happened just this morning. The first is that a close friend, whom I don’t see nearly enough, sent me an article by Anna Quindlen that I have seen numerous times. The second was sitting next to Alexander as he reclined back in the dentist chair. My normally pretty strong 10 year old reached for my hand and held it tightly as he got his teeth cleaned. A simple act but one of safety and love.