Apples, tree, karma, and coping

I often marvel at the clear evidence of fate and genetics bringing me back what I dish out to the universe by way of my children not-so-subtly throwing some of the same in my face. Karma has a twisted sense of humor, it turns out.

Today over at Off Our Chests, I’m thinking about my most fearful little apple, and what tending to him has done for this mama tree. It’s a good thing, I hope, though we both have a long way to go. Courage is easier to come by when it’s for your kid, I find.

I hope you’ll come over and add to the conversation.

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3 Responses to “Apples, tree, karma, and coping”

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    Dsilkotch October 25, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu

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    Laura October 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    I struggle with this daily as my oldest has inherited my anxiety issues. It is hard to balance his needs (SPD) and respecting his feelings while making sure that I am not letting him be ruled by his fears. I think all I can do is hear him and then give him a safe place to land if things do overcome him. My parents were less than kind sometimes regarding my issues which often made things worse; sometimes a little understanding can go a long way.

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    jen_alluisi October 25, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Going over to OOC to read, but first I wanted to share a little gem I read today that made me laugh and laugh and laugh (since you mentioned karma): “Karma’s only a bitch if you are.” Hee. :)

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