Greetings from the
Putting Down Roots
I moved to Colorado a couple of weeks ago. At the age of 56, I
am going to experience putting down roots. This is a special
time for my husband and me, as we are choosing for the first
time where we would like to live. We have moved many times
over my husband's working career. The strongest roots are in
Houston, where his company transferred him five different
times. Once we even lived in one house for 12 years.
My husband's job took us to several interesting places, twice
to Louisiana, once to Wyoming, and twice to Australia.
Fortunately for me, my counseling, writing, and teaching
career adapted well to each setting. It was a rich experience
to meet so many fine people and to experience different ways
of life, with the opportunity to live in big cities, as well
as out in the country.
Moving so many times, which I did in childhood also, has
taught me that my true roots are inside of me. Wherever I go,
there I am. My foundation is built on my relationships with
family and friends and my life work. I'll let you know how it
goes putting down physical roots and living in one location. I
invite you to meditate on your own roots.
by Suzanne E. Harrill
Do you ever think about divorce as a
panacea for your problems? If you want to end your
relationship because you have fallen out of love or passion,
found someone new who looks better, do not like the patterns
that showed up once the honeymoon was over, do not like some
of your partner’s traits, married too young or because you
were pregnant, or just plain feel you made the wrong choice,
then you might want to reconsider. Why? You might be missing
opportunities to learn about yourself and grow in awareness.
Even though it is very popular to end a relationship when you
are unhappy, I believe many people leave their relationships
too soon and do not take advantage of the lessons that could
be learned from their partner and the relationship....
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By Suzanne Harrill
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Question: I was surprised to
find one of my questions to you in the April newsletter.
However, it was also good to consider your thoughtful reply.
Another question that I have concerns the
behavior of my 4-year-old granddaughter, Meg. From time to
time her mother and I notice that she participates in a
role-playing activity of sorts. She has a pretend friend,
named Chloe, to whom and about whom she sometimes speaks.