#reverb10 – December 19 – Healing

The #reverb10 prompt for December 19th was:  What healed you this year? Was it sudden, or a drip-by-drip evolution? How would you like to be healed in 2011? (Author: Leonie Allan)

I was healed this year by two main things. First, knocking a couple of big things off my bucket list. As I’ve written about previously, probably ad-nauseum, I viewed the STS-131 launch from a mere six miles away, which was a life changing experience. I also visited the Johnson Space Center during the STS-132 #NASATweetup. These experiences healed me by allowing me to geek out on an interest of mine and to gain a community by doing so. They healed my by giving me experiences that I will never forget.

Second, I was healed by learning from my son and watching him learn this year. It’s been an amazing experience to watch my son grow into from a baby into a boy. He learns so quickly and watching him do so is an amazing process. It’s healed me by helping nurture my sense of wonder.

The healing has been over time, there has been no “Aha!” moment. I do better with this kind of healing. Small, constant reminders of the good in life and the world help me keep my perspective on the world and what a good place it is to live! In 2011, I hope it keeps the same pace!

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