Every now and then we experience something that resonates so deeply that we have to share it. This Is How It Always Is, a wonderful book by Seattle author, Laurie Frankel, is just such a moving experience.
At LEADPrep, we strive to see and value each unique student. We forge a community where labels do not limit and students can unapologetically be themselves.
This empowering sanctuary of learning is a gift for all of us in the community.
Laurie’s book suggests that our binary brains can be stretched to find the middle path and broader, kinder definitions when we use eyes of love to see each other: “Wider ranges of normal make the world a better place for everyone.”
With a dusting of Buddhist philosophy, we are reminded that everything changes. So why not let our precious children be who they truly are and dispel any fear about less traditional ways of being human?
This Is How It Always Is
In this poignant novel, the parents acknowledge that true parenting (like educating) is always a challenge of best guesses. Laurie cautions us of the temptation to want what is easy for our children, which does not necessarily bring peace or happiness.
Her wish for our children is one we all can embrace:
I wish for all our children a world where they can be who they are and become their most loved, blessed, appreciated selves.
I want more options, more paths through the woods, wider ranges of normal, and unconditional love.
Thank you for reminding us of what is important, Laurie.