This is Peanut Butter Brickle. I’ve been at this Disney place for a few days now.
And I have to say, the persons slowing down for us all to take a break after the past month has been needed. And it has been so nice. I’ve felt like a king. I don’t know what a king is. However, I like being treated like one for sure.
I’ve got my own peanut butter sandwiches shaped like Mickey Mouse.
I’ve had some friends visit us and write and sing us a song about Digby.
I’ve got to go to a dog park everyday.
And the best part of all is that so many stop to say hello to me and to give me some love. It’s like they know what I need right now. I sure do need the love.
Life is hard and it’s been very, very hard the last few months. So hard that our bodies are telling us we have to slow down. We have to recover. We have to feel the emotions we need to feel. And I have to say, that’s not as easy as it sounds.
The persons are sad and I am too. But when we try to put our individual sadness aside for a little while to help each other, it does help. Treating others with kindness and empathy helps us, doesn’t it?
Although we only have one more day in this Disney place, I will not think of goodbye. Because it’s not anywhere I’ve been before, there was a lot to see and take in and learn.
We have to push ourselves yet allow ourselves to heal. It’s a balance.
So treat yourself like the king or queen you deserve to be today. Take care of you.
Feel what you need to feel. But don’t stay in the sadness. Find your gladness.
–Peanut Butter Brickle
This week, we will be visiting a place called Camp Boggy Creek here in Florida. We will be bringing them some supplies as a gift and making them some surprises!!
“A camp where children with serious illnesses and their families can forget the word “no” for a little while and embrace the promise of “yes”. Camp Boggy Creek was founded in 1996 by Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, with one simple premise in mind, that every child, no matter their illness, could experience the transformational spirit and friendships that go hand in hand with camp. With unobtrusive expert medical care, it was their dream that Camp would provide seriously ill children with a fun-filled experience defined by compassion, laughter and acceptance. Since 1996, Camp Boggy Creek has made it possible for children with serious illnesses to enjoy a camp experience in a safe, medically-sound environment. Located just a short drive from Orlando, Florida, the 232-acre camp serves children ages 7-16 who’ve been diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening conditions.”