Thank You for Someone to Watch Over
Having someone to watch over us is wonderful.
But having someone to watch over is better.
There is something about taking care of others that brings out the best in us.
There is a joy to be experienced in the tending to another.
This joy begins with our first doll, our first puppy or pet turtle. It is the root of developing into a compassionate, empathetic human being.
I can not imagine living without someone to watch over.
I think it’s interesting how, even people without children, find a way to express this with pets, or neighbors, or even sometimes, strangers.
Photos and Collage by Lea Kelley
A song by Barbara Streisand: