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Walking on the Earth | Care2 Healthy Living: I recall when I was in my early twenties, I was having dinner with

Walking on the Earth | Care2 Healthy Living: I recall when I was in my early twenties, I was having dinner with

I recall when I was in my early twenties, I was having dinner with my family and my nephew Danny, who was 14, had joined us. My father had just given a bit of grandfatherly advice to Danny, then quickly followed by saying, “But it probably doesn’t matter what I say.” Not in a way of trying to get reassurance from any of us at the table, but a sincere comment that betrayed how he thought about himself, that who he was had no impact on others. I realized at that very moment that my father never thought he mattered or had any effect on his world, particularly with those whom he loved and loved him. I stopped in the middle of eating, looked at him and caught his eye. Although I had never expressed anything strongly to him in his entire life, I stated emphatically, “Yes it does! Don’t put yourself down that way. What you have to say to Dan really matters a great deal!” Neither ...

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