Sorry folks, yesterday's blog was really about Principle #2 of the Velveteen Rabbit Principles. So today I will do number one.
Velveteen Principle #1: Real is Possible
what is Real waits inside; we are born Real
For me, I think that is really true. What I am becoming is what I was meant to be. I just had a lot layers to peel off to get to the heart of myself. Artichoke style. I didn't go to college. Now, of course, I wish I had been more encouraged to go. No inner discipline ... still have that personality trait!
I think I was meant to be a teacher or mentor or nurturer of any type. I loved being married and being a helpmate in the simplest ways. Spoiling him (actually them!) was fun for me. Because I was not EXPECTED to do things ... I chose to do them. What a difference that made. At least to me.
When Kate came along, I sure loved that job as well. Maybe a little OVER mothering went along there. The disadvantage of having only one. When she left the nest, I had my aging parents. We also adopted an elderly couple in our neighborhood. Just to be a friend and to help out just a little. Little did I know this was the Village concept at work in a very small way.
Now I still love nurturing and I hope to keep it intergenerational. I learn something from each age.