The circles and cycles of life are all interconnected.
Honoring these circles and cycles is essential to living in balance.
When we become parents, the circle of giving and receiving often becomes lopsided.
Somewhere along the path of parenting actions, decisions, efforts, we seem to forget how to also receive graciously. This is a big part of balanced parenting. (picture is taken from the Keepers of Life, By Michael J. Caduto. J)
Did you know that dirt is one of the most delightful play items for children? However, in our phobia-ridden world of hand sanitizers and triple chlorine washed greens in plastic bags, we've set ourselves on our way to the great microbial cleansing, stripping our immune systems of beneficial microorganisms and taking the delight of free play without fear of getting dirty away from our children.
If you can entertain the thought of letting your child play in the dirt, mud, puddles, here is the scoop: all of that stuff washes away from hair, clothes, skin, and toenails, and a few stains is a small price to pay for the benefits of free creative play and strength...