Life On Purpose: Reflections
By: Dr. Teresa Anne Fears Moore
This is the first chapter from our soon to be published book. Dr. Moore is on the Board of Turning Point Healing Retreat Center and has donated this work as a fund raising project for creating our center. The finished work will have 52 weeks of reflections and is in the final editing stage. Please enjoy this as a gift from us to you.
Sincerely, The Turning Point Healing Retreat Center Board
Warm All Over
A few years ago, while laying in the bed cuddling my daughter, Alexa, I said, “It’s cold.” Immediately, Alexa proceeded to pull the covers up over me, and then piled all of the pillows on top of me. Happy with her effort, she said, “Are you warm now Mommy?” The chill had left my body, and my heart was overcome with warmness. She had responded to my comment with genuine love and compassion although it was uttered only as a statement about the overall temperature. I wondered if I would have responded so quickly, and with such love, or would I have just adjusted her covers out of obligation and responsibility if she had made the comment. In reality, I could have responded either way depending on the time of the day, my general level of energy, and other things competing for my time. Alexa, at this stage in her life, responded to the moment with total awareness and unconditional love.