Jerry is slowly developing self-awareness, empathy and generosity. I’m so proud of this little boy.

Melinda J. Irvine

We were walking in the market yesterday, when a lady for no apparent reason, gave Jerry three pieces of native fruit. He received them shyly and then set to work on the eating.

After we got home he said to me … “Tita Mel, that lady give me fruit.”

I nodded in agreement.

“Tita Mel,” he continued, “one day I am old. Me give fruit like that too.”

I nodded again so proud of him. There is such joy in witnessing him develop self-awareness, the ability to feel, the ability to describe his emotions and an even greater joy in his growing awareness of others, empathy for their feelings and how what he does might affect another person.

Jerry is the ultimate proof, that you truly can heal your life.

© 2016 Melinda Irvine

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