When I finish with a young client (ages 8-12 generally), our final session often entails the chance to take a walk outside with Cricket guiding me - generally it includes walking over to arctic circle for an ice cream cone and to celebrate their victories. I love it ... even though it means a little good-bye after the ice cream is finished and we have walked back to the office. We did that today - It is good and am grateful to be a small part in this young girl's journey.
Natalie's post about spelling bee words has me thinking. Yes, I can remember the spelling bee word I missed - professor in sixth grade. I was wearing a cute outfit my mom had sewn for that special day of the regional spelling bee. How about all the victories? They generally are a little more effort to put in the forefront of our minds but oh so much more important.