Thankful… Rocks and Sticks and Plan B Brilliance

Yesterday we walked long by the river.

We collected rocks.

We hunted for agates…

and even found a few.

Today we walked long, long, long around a spectacular West Coast lake…

Our day in the woods meant no time to prepare a fancy dinner.

But we were together… and H had a chance to wave sticks about. (He never seems to tire of that!)

Sometimes the pace chooses me,

but today we chose the pace… and shifted the space.

This was our Plan B…

Preferring the forest on a beautiful day…

Our family’s sensory break…

I’ll cook turkey dinner on some soon-to-be-rainy Saturday.

My feet may be sore, but my heart is full.

H and Finnegan the Labradoodle are already sleeping soundly.

And now the house is as still as the woods…

With the exception of the kitchen clock that marks each passing moment.

I am lost in thought and appreciation of those I love…

So very thankful…


30 Days of Autism is a project designed to fight stigma, promote civil rights, and increase understanding and acceptance for those who process and experience the world differently.

© Leah Kelley, Thirty Days of Autism, (2012)

About Leah Kelley, Ed.D.

Leah Kelley, M.Ed, Ed.D., Writer, Consultant, Activist, Speaker, and Educator, working with Teacher Candidates at UBC. Authors blog: 30 Days of Autism. Projects support social understanding, Neurodiversity paradigm, Disability Justice, and connecting Disability Studies in Education(DSE)to Educational Practice. Twitter: @leah_kelley Facebook: 30 Days of Autism: Leah Kelley
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3 Responses to Thankful… Rocks and Sticks and Plan B Brilliance

  1. that sounds like my kind of holiday!


  2. Beautiful post. Your posts are always filled with honest hope. I appreciate this.


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