Trust me, you can!
I've just come back from a fabulous holiday with all my family and I’m still in the glow of the fantastic time we all had together.
Healing can come in so many ways.
A kind word, a smile and a hug and the gift of something new that can help us, and make us smile, and that’s what I experienced while we were away.
A completely unexpected simple and very helpful bit of advice that will help me for the rest of my life.
I was listening to my daughter-in- law explaining to my eight year old grandson how to do the breast stroke. He can do the crawl, back stroke and even the butterfly stroke, and he can float on his back with ease, but he has yet to learn the breast stroke.
i listens to every word she told him...and realised that what she was explaining to him was not what I had been doing for the past 55 years!!!
I was taught in the 1950’s that my legs and arms needed to work together like a frog.
NO... my daughter-in-law was explaining to my grandson - arms and then legs, not arms and legs together. Arms and then legs...arms and then legs and once you get into the rhythm you will be away.
I said to her, “That’s not what I’ve been doing for the past 55 years”. “I no” she said. “I’ve been watching you. You might find you go under a couple of times as you begin to try this, but have a go.”
So I did.
A couple of mouthfuls of water later - and I was away.
Once I had the rhythm she was right, I was away.
So much easier and absolutely no strain on my shoulders or neck or anywhere else. I seemed to glide across the pool. Wow.
And yes, healing can and does come in lots of different and unexpected ways.
So a very big thank you to my beautiful and very clever daughter- in- law.