One Lovely Tulip! I love spring and I love flowers. A single tulip is indeed beautiful to behold. Or is it? How do I know it is pretty? How do I know I like it at all? How did I decide that yellow is the right color? They say 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder.' Is that all? So I like this tulip because I just see it as pretty and desirable? I don't think so......
Maybe I like it because I have something to compare it to. I can compare my tulip to daffodils and other tulips, or even other types of flowers and then decide which ones I like the most. But wait!!! What if I didn't have anything else to compare my tulip with?
A child told me that she gets teased for being different. So I asked her if she would like everyone to be exactly the same....Everyone....exactly the same. We started talking about all flowers becoming tulips, and all birds only robins and everyone of them acted exactly the same, at the same time, in the same way. The paradox was obvious to her.
The fact is, the only reason we can enjoy flowers, birds and each other is because of our differences. If you and I were complete carbon copies, our lives would turn bland and boring indeed. So let's celebrate our differences and we can enjoy each other more!
"Twee' Means You and Me!"
Susie E. Caron MA,
Author, Blogger, Podcaster,
Christian, Wife, & Mother, helps build parent-child relationships, 1 blog, book & podcast at a time.
Welcome! I recently retired from combined careers in teaching, psychotherapy, and parent coaching to spend more time writing.
When I'm not busy creating books or articles, you might find me looking for dark chocolate or riding my beautiful horse Apple in the woods and fields of Vermont.
These articles are for educational and self-help purposes only and are not intended as psychotherapy.
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July 13 at 7:17pm ·
Just wanted to say that I love your posts about the different ways to connect/relate/understand your child. It has given me a new approach towards understanding my daughter and allowing HER to tell me how she feels instead of me suggesting to her how she should feel. Thanks Susie!