My visit to Richmond, Virginia included a visit with friends of 12 years and a visit to the new Celebration Center of Universal Truth, which was just organized about a month ago. I had hoped to surprise a couple, both of whom are Science of Mind ministers, but I had to call on Saturday night for location and time and found they would be at the new Center on Sunday. It was wonderful to see them again.
The friends with whom I stayed in Richmond have a seven-year-old daughter with a severe diabetic condition. She had recently gotten a service dog - a dog trained to detect highs and lows in blood-sugar levels. Believe you me, it was very hard not to pet the dog, but a cardinal rule is that you don't pet a service dog; it is a working animal.
Sunday afternoon I rode to the Raleigh area and on Monday did a very interesting hypnotherapy session with a client who lives there now. Doing sessions like that one is every bit as interesting as writing this online journal.
Yesterday I rode to Columbia, S.C. in 91º heat. Again I took local roads, not the interstate. How do people live in this heat???
Today was my granddaughter's "bridging ceremony" at her elementary school, where she moves up from 3rd Grade to 4th Grade. She attends a Columbia public school that operates on the Montessori style. If every school in the country had teachers who greeted students at the door in the morning in a friendly, happy manner, we would not have the problems in schools that we face all over the country now. These teachers are genuinely delighted to see the students arrive in the morning, and they are just as happy when the students are leaving at the end of the school day.
Teachers and administrators in all our local schools could learn a lot by visiting the Brockman Elementary School in Columbia.
No local (Woodstock) news to report today. Is anything happening in Woodstock or McHenry County?
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