Wednesday August 19, 2015

Last night my son behaved really badly. At seven he was overtired and didn't know how to relax. Needless to say, bedtime was a protracted affair with neither he nor I coming out of it very well.

He crept in to see me this morning, gave me a hug and said, "Blank page, Mum?" "Blank page," I agreed.

Redemption is a very religious term although the Redemption Song by Bob Marley is a good tune to listen to. The beauty of the concept is that, however we have behaved previously, regardless of what we did or didn't do, today is a fresh start.

For me, as probably many others, mornings can bring dark thoughts. I have learnt to take delight in the small things, whether the hug in the morning, the blackbird singing or even hearing the neighbour's child playing up... a good reminder that it's not just me that has to face the world. We all do.

What will you do with your blank page today?

"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds....

Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs..."

Bob Marley

Brum Mum
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