October 6, 2008
When I began thinking about gratitude and the way it can change perspectives I planned to post once a day in September. Hence 30 days of gratitude. But September was so busy - we were sick, we recovered, we got sick again, there was a party to organise, a birthday to celebrate and somewhere in the middle was the sorting, cleaning and decluttering of Spring. So gratitude is spilling over into October which, I think, can only be a good thing.
I know I have posted this photo of blessing bracelets before. But I am so grateful to Kali Wendorf, editor of Kindred magazine, for publishing this photo with my story "Blessing Your Way".
I first read Kindred when I was pregnant. I was always comforted by the fact that every article written about pregnancy confirmed that it is a natural event and not a medical condition. Kindred magazine "one family, one world" is passionate about natural parenting and sustainable living. The articles are diverse and inspiring, detailing the difficulty and the joy in raising a child in today's world. After reading every edition I feel so reassured about my parenting journey and the way Daniel and I have chosen to raise Che. It's nice to know that so many other parents are opting to embrace the organic, natural, simple life and to raise their children in a natural and 'child-friendly' environment.
After all, "How we treat the child, the child will treat the world" (Pam Leo, author of Connection Parenting).
I was most inspired by Kali's editorial Man and the Machine. It sings so loud the truth about the 'other mother' in our children's lives - the big mother known as nature. Such an honest teacher...the best playmate. Please read it.
If you are new to Kindred and would like to read a few articles you can download the most recent edition here. I promise you, you won't be disappointed.