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Monday, November 9, 2009


I was watching a PBS special, "The Family That Walks On All Fours", about a family whose adult children walked on their hands and feet, as a child might, in a "bear crawl". I won't go into the specifics because you can easily research the show on the PBS website. The family had very little in the way of material possessions and had seemingly lived difficult lives, but what struck me was their tenacity and determination. The parents wanted the same things that parents all over the world want for their children-good health and happiness. What further struck me (and almost brought me to tears), were the smiles on the faces of the adult children. What a joy it was to see them smiling despite the adversity they faced. It's easy to smile when you're financially secure, have good health and most of your needs are met, but it takes a special person to smile, when from the outside it doesn't seem to be anything to smile about. I'll remember this family in those times when life has been unkind, things haven't gone my way and I'm tempted to pout or complain.

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